Why do we feel so lonely? Numerous changes in society are cited as the cause. We’re more mobile – many live far away from family and friends. A growing reliance on the social side of technology means less personal contact. This can lead to the breakdown of what were once considered common civic and community affairs that led to lasting relationships!
Research tells us that we are “social animals”. As such, we need to feel connected to someone. From a young age we are encouraged to develop relationships – some of which last for a lifetime. But not all relationships qualify as a satisfactory connection for our emotional health – some friends may actually be “frenemies” or may give us inconsistent emotional support. Continue Reading