Let me start scrolling through my contacts. She ended up sending texts not to her exes, but to a few people she had feelings for. Read: The love confessions wmoan the coronavirus pandemic Gwendolyn Seidman, an associate psychology professor at Albright College, thinks that people are hearing from their exes for precisely the reasons McDowell and Tareen put forth—namely, unprecedented levels of boredom and loneliness.
Seidman also has a few theories of her own. Getting drinks or coffee or dinner with a Tinder md has become difficult, if not impossible not to mention illegal in some regions and cities. Maybe you had an eye on one of your co-workers and thought that could turn into something, or someone in your biology class.
In times of danger and fear, when people are confronted with their own mortality in a more acute way, they search for meaning more intenselySeidman noted; this means that they think a lot more about their families, work, religious beliefs, and intimate relationships. That could lead some people to reach out to a past partner in hopes of reuniting, confessing their lingering feelingsclearing the air, setting the record straight, or apologizing. It was a difficult breakup, Salcedo told me, so she and her ex had taken time away from each other in order to heal.
By late March, though, Salcedo was ready to be back in communication.
He gave me thoughtful, substantial responses. Coronavirus protocols provided an opportunity for Salcedo to extend an olive branch of sorts to her ex ahy it seeming forced or flirtatious, and Salcedo told me that they continued texting intermittently over the next few days.
Whether that was truly all they were after is hard to say, she added, but the tragedy provided a respectable reason for getting back in touch. But Heflich told me he just wanted to make sure that the women who had quite recently been important figures in his life were doing all right. Heflich said they chatted for shit chat solid 20 minutes.