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  • Almost half of Gen Yers felt increased emotional support from having a pet
  • Almost half of Gen Yers felt increased emotional support from having a pet
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How can emotional needs be met in the digital age?

The pandemic has shown that many people experience extreme loneliness despite having access to online support networks and virtual events. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Luke Fernandez and Dr. Susan Matt to understand emotional and social fulfillment, and what it means in the digital age.

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In 2021, Valentine’s Day celebrations saw many people embrace at-home activities that accommodated social distancing, with 41% having their romantic dates at home, and many doing so virtually. 2020 has been difficult for long-distance lovers who have been prohibited from seeing each other because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. [1] Even couples who live together have endured the implications of social distancing, with many feeling as though they’re spending too much time together, and are less able to create intimacy.

The global health crisis has shone a light on our need for IRL social interactions ...



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