a 1990 Gallop study indicated that about 36% of Americans are lonely. That is more than 1 in 3. These people are our families, friends, coworkers and ourselves. Next time you are in line at the grocery store, take a look at those around you. Out of the three in line in front of you, one is lonely.
Look at your neighbors, you know--the ones next door on both sides and behind you. Someone there is lonely.
Now look in your own home--family--who is lonely? Is it your partner, your child, or you?
Loneliness is an epidemic.