X: We have barely talked since the divorce.

Y: Things are still complicated?

X: Yes.

Is Y's question natural (in particular "things") here?

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Yes, this a perfectly natural way to refer to a situation in general.


Yes, it's used constantly as a generic substitute. Like "How are things?" "I have things to do." "How did the match go? That thing went downhill quickly."

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