Relationships during 2020-21 were affected by social distancing and shielding; many people communicated with friends and family online, especially on Zoom. Some people formed 'bubbles' to exapnd their network to another person or household.

Partners who were constantly together said it was make or break for a relationship.

Domestic violence and child abuse increased in some households.

Weddings were postponed during the Spring and Summer of 2020, and then scaled back to very small gatherings.

Many women were unable to be with their birthing partner during childbirth. A lot of babies were unable to meet their wider family.

The thing most of us missed most was physical contact.