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How to Retrain for Social Interactions

How to Retrain for Social Interactions

As the number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 increases, the prospect of once again socializing in person is growing more and more likely. However, after months of wearing masks and avoiding face-to-face interactions, many people may have a hard time readjusting. In a recent article, The New York Times reached out to several experts, including The University of Texas at Austin's Marci Gleason, for advice on how best to cope with these impending changes.

Dr. Gleason, an associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, leads the Daily Living Project, which has been studying the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on relationships. A few months ago, the Wall Street Journal spoke to Gleason for a story about the strain the pandemic is putting on marriages, specifically. Gleason also consulted with UT News for a story about maintaining friendships and relationships amid the social distance and co-presented at a College of Natural Sciences webinar about household harmony amid quarantine.

Read more in "Start Retraining for Social Interactions" to learn what advice she and others offer on navigating a return to social gatherings in a post-pandemic world, including how to set and communicate personal boundaries.

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