Should we worry that the pandemic has made us socially awkward?

  The loneliness of lockdown has weakened our social skills, but there is reason to believe they will recover. " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> Apart from my husband and kids, who hardly count at this stage, the people I see most often are the two guys who work at the nearest corner shop and the staff at my preferred local café. My near-daily conversations with them are frequently a bit weird. Sometimes I haven’t used my voice in so long that when I order my cappuccino my sentence starts off with a squeak; I’ve become hopeless at small talk.  Friends of mine frequently joke about how when we are finally let loose to socialise we’ll have forgotten how to do it. Severalwidely shared tweets suggest that it is not uncommon to feel this way. “Every minimal interaction I have with strangers is awkward,”reads one “All of this vaccine news is making me so excited for the summer when everyone r .. Full story on 

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