Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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I do think that physical and mental illnesses can feed on each other, each making the other harder to cope with. I'm glad this article summarized for you a lot of what you've been learning. I hope you'll review it now and again and be content to take baby steps toward countering the distortions. That's what I do. There's more info on the book I mention at my website.
With all warm wishes,
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