Quarantine life has left us yearning for human connection, so it’s no surprise that exes have turned to texts as a means of reconnecting. Some in hopes of reconciliation, others to stave off boredom. In this week’s Modern Love essay, the writer Max McDonough finds himself baffled yet intrigued by the onslaught of text messages from former partners since the start of the pandemic.
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And, finally, when stay-at-home orders threatened to upend their plans of a hotel wedding in Austin, Texas, two brides, Lindsey Leaverton and Bri Houk, quickly shifted plans and organized a socially distanced celebration — in just 17 days — at the Doc’s Drive-In Theatre in Buda, Texas. Their friends and family, clad in pajamas at the request of the couple, watched on the big screens from the comfort of their cars. Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
Stay safe and watch out for those exes.