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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12/6/2021

Has the pandemic brought you and your partner closer or driven you apart?

78%
Brought us closer WINNER

14

22%
Driven us apart

3

78%
Brought us closer

14 Comments
Shelley Green
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Shelley Green

I'm now home more. But I miss my activities. One activity has just started to be resumed. Once a week so far. 2 weeks. No masks. We have been fully vaccinated in March. Room has open windows & is large and airy.

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Jane
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Jane

Closer. It’s make or break and I’m not breaking.

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Traci Snow
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Traci Snow

We talk more & realize that life is so fragile. The little annoyances just don't matter as much.

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Jen B
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Jen B

You should have a "neither" option. Hubby and I both continued working as usual (if not more) as we are both 1st-responders. So our lives/routines have not changed. I'm sure this is true for several others out there as well.

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Cookie Mobster
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Cookie Mobster

My husband is out of work right now and I work at home. We get to spend a lot of extra time together. Him being home has allowed him to help with house work and that makes me very happy.

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Jane
Jane

I could see why that would be especially nice.

rover6rover
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rover6rover

We have both recently retired, so spending more time together was for us already in the cards. We find plenty to do, being fortunate to live at the tip of lower Michigan where there is plenty of open space between people, ready made social distance.

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D May
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D May

We rdon't have a typical relationship but I think we are closer. We both have our own lives but we both are tying to be more aware of what each of us really wants during this difficult time. If you asked her, I have no doubt she'd agree.

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Michelle Testut
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Michelle Testut

Unfortunately I've been diagnosed with bladder cancer during this pandemic. It has brought my husband and I even closer. We live in each moment. I am almost done chemo, will have my bladder removed and looking forward to a long future together.

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Jane
Jane

Oh my. I have heard of this before. Prayers.

Jane
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Jane

Closer. It’s brought us back to the basics. It’s only eachother that matters. Quiet. Patient.

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22%
Driven us apart

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Tina Bouthillier
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Tina Bouthillier

Broke up with him in October 2020, during pandemic you REALLY see the true person that they are!

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Barb Greenland
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Barb Greenland

My husband is my shadow. I'm uncomfortable on my own home. I'm suffocating.

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D May
D May

Find thngs to do that he wouldn't want to do. Having your hair done regularly. Get Your nails done on another day. Send him on errands. Men that don't work are usually like puppies, they have to be trained.

Bob Pickett
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Bob Pickett

her husband will not let her out of sight

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
1 year left

Does your family include an animal?

Yes

0

No

0

Yes

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No

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Dear Abby Asked by Dear Abby
12 months left

Do your holiday decorations come down quickly or not so quickly?

Quickly

2

Not so quickly

2

Quickly

2 Comments
Ry Kali
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Ry Kali

They fo up by Thanksgiving weekend and down by New Year's Day. We are tired of them by then, anyway.

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Lrac Snave
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Lrac Snave

If you don't put any holiday decorations up, you can "take them down" quickly.

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Not so quickly

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Joyce Koch
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Joyce Koch

I' m in no hurry, haven't had enough time to do the job completely.

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rover6rover
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rover6rover

January 21st the ornaments came off the tree, 22nd the lights came off, 23rd it went out the door. Haven't unplugged the porch lights yet -- they still come on for a few hours when it gets dark!

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