Pandemic friendships, and how to mend a broken heart

This year has seen even our closest friendships turn into long-distance ones; what is the impact - and the thought spirals - of your A-list friends becoming peripheral specks in your vision? We discuss, with a funny and thought-provoking piece by Katie Heaney for The Cut. Also today, we natter about how to mend a broken heart, and the evolving nature of romantic relationships, with a special reading from the author Nick Hornby.


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Links

Are All My Friends Mad At Me? By Katie Heaney, for The Cut https://www.thecut.com/2020/09/are-all-my-friends-mad-at-me.html

High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby

Schitt's Creek, on Netflix

Guys We Fucked - Heartbreak Is Universal? with Guy Winch https://luminary.link/8lCmg8hebab

The Psychology of Friendship, by Mahzad Hojjit

Us, on BBC iPlayer

Safe Spaces for Black Women, created by Leyla Hussein https://gf.me/u/y2khxi

Dawn French's Desert Island Discs, 2012 on Radio 4 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01pf6dx

The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer


 

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