For folks who've stayed inside throughout the year, going out and socializing again may feel foreign.
Health experts agree that the long period of isolation exacerbated by the pandemic can heighten anxiety when returning to pre-COVID normalcy.
One study released in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last March found that conversations typically don't end when either party wants them to. Out of the people surveyed, two-thirds of them preferred it end sooner, co-author Adam Mastoianni told the New York Times.
Today on AirTalk, we ask listeners about how they ended conversations and how the pandemic affected the way they'd normally communicate.