Love Letter: Divorce Charges Are Down, for Now.

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Love Letter: No Limitations on an Interabled Couple’s Love

If the pandemic did a good thing, some couples have an opportunity to resolve their differences. Divorce rates have dropped significantly in many states in the country over the past year. Some divorce lawyers and relationship professionals attribute insecurity, financial concerns, and more time together as some of the reasons couples don’t call it over.

There are few things more confusing than a relationship with no defined status. A connection that looks, feels, and sounds like a no-obligation relationship can lead to questions: where is this going? What are we? Are we exclusive?

Jessie McNellis, author of this week’s essay on modern love, was used to the trappings of an “almost” relationship where romance would hiss and fade in two months or less. When she reconnected with a friend from middle school, she kept her expectations low. But after nine months of constant interaction, Ms. McNellis hoped that maybe they could be more than “almost something.”

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Last spring we all learned how to meet family and friends virtually. As the weather warms up and the vaccinations increase, there is a glimmer of hope that this year will be different. Here’s how to celebrate spring and securely connect with loved ones.

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