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This introduction describes the background for the special issue entitled “Relationships in the Time of COVID-19: Examining the Effects of the Global Pandemic on Personal Relationships.” It also examines reasons for conducting interdisciplinary research on COVID-19 and personal relationships, and previews first articles published in the special issue.


This article was originally published in Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, volume 38, issue 6, in 2021.

This scholarship is part of the Chapman University COVID-19 Archives.


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