I know, I know, you're completely sick of hearing the phrase "social distancing", but it's been about seven months, and it's still here. Honestly, it may never go away, so I guess we're just going to have to deal with it. The real problem is that the phrase "physical distancing" should have been the one to stick. Social distancing ourselves is not helping our relationships, our mental health, and our families. Physical distancing, especially for those who have low immune systems, is what we should be focusing on, yet still maintaining the relationships that we have.
I think it has come to the awkward stage now where everyone is uncertain who is done with social distancing and who wants to continue. This can apply to masks, hugs, or simply being in a private or public gathering. So, here are some ways to break the ice, keep relationships going, and reach out to people even if we are uncertain of their social distancing requirements.
I know there are many other creative things that could be done, but here are just a few. Take care of yourself physically, but take care of yourself emotionally and relationally. Keep on living no matter what!