You’re stuck at home, either alone or with everyone in your family—and the only outing is a trip to the supermarket. Here’s how to get through it.

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Social distancing—even the phrase sounds dire. Step away from the other people. And now we have at least two more weeks of it. While Americans haven’t been accused of being the most effusive culture on the planet, we do at least like to be near other people. Humans are social animals after all. We’re evolutionarily wired for proximity to each other. So, these new protocols (staying six feet apart, voluntarily quarantining as much as possible) are necessary, but may not be natural.