A side effect of being human is an innate sense of loneliness. We long for real connection. There is this empty place on the inside of us all.
Research suggests that loneliness is twice as deadly as obesity. We were not created to do life alone.
In her essay “On Loneliness” written in 1959, psychoanalyst Frieda Fromm-Reichmann wrote “Loneliness is the want of intimacy.”
But will just any intimacy do? Or is there something more.