If so, you’ll find this article useful both to distinguish what these three different experiences are, how they may impact YOUR health, and some things to repair your emotional state. The potentially harmful effects of loneliness and social isolation on health and longevity, especially among older adults, are well established.
AARP said recently that 42 million Americans over 45 are chronically lonely. Wow! Why is that? Fewer of us are getting married; we are having fewer children; more of us are becoming divorced and widowed. We get a dog instead of a friend. We interact on Facebook rather than in
We’ve been posting recently about loneliness and living alone for two reasons. Why? First, we hear from you that this is a significant personal concern to so many in our POP community. And secondly, we’re concerned and we want to help, especially learning what a huge health hazard loneliness can
There are lots of situations where a person could feel lonely, especially during the holidays. You could feel lonely as a “singleton” in a room full of couples, or when you’re sick and alone, or on a “special” day that not even your best friend remembers. You could feel