One third of women are more frightened of loneliness than receiving a cancer diagnosis. And yet, loneliness in America has tripled since 1985, around the time home computers started to become common. Since then, technology has boomed, allowing us to remain more connected than ever, at least in theory.
But according to a recent survey, nearly half of us are feeling increasingly disconnected, alone, and isolated. This means, on any given Sunday, we’re likely sitting next to someone in desperate need of a friend.
Perhaps that person is us.
It’s not that people don’t have relationships. But for many, those relationships don’t offer the companionship our hearts crave. Here’s why:
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