Love Letter: ‘I Took My Baby and Ran’

After leaving an abusive marriage, Betsy Cornwell felt like an isolated herd animal, always on the lookout for danger. She barely slept or ate. It was difficult for her to trust people.

But when the coronavirus sent the world into lockdown, Ms. Cornwell was surprised to find herself connecting with others online.

In this week’s Modern Love essay, “I’ll Get by With a Little Help From My Herd,” she writes about how the strength of her online community buoyed her in difficult times.