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"Lockdown restrictions have not brought estranged family members closer together" - Research press, University of Cambridge.

The Research, Family estrangement and the COVID-19 Crisis, led by Dr Sarah Foley,​ Dr Lucy Blake, Dr Becca Bland and Dr Susan Imrie at the Centre for Family Research, found that 55% of the participants felt more alone and less connected during COVID-19 

“Since lockdown began there has been a lot of talk about what family members should be doing to support each other at this time of crisis. We’ve all been encouraged to keep in touch with relatives through Skype and FaceTime. But this has really compounded feelings of isolation for those who don’t have close family relationships,” said Dr Sarah Foley


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