Worried friend

Dear Queenie,

  My best friend is someone I met while going to university. We were both foreign students, but from different countries. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic we are both stuck at home in our own countries and I’m afraid our friendship is over.

  Queenie, what do you think?—Worried friend

Dear Friend,

  There is such a thing as a long-distance friendship, and these days the distance is not so long, what with phones and computers. You can still keep in touch with your friend that way, and some long-distance friendships have lasted for many years, even whole lifetimes.