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The Loneliness Epidemic: back to the basics of Friendship 101.

In March of 2018 Psychology Today featured a cover story on the topic of loneliness. “A problem of epidemic proportions,” they claim. This magazine isn't the only one to point out the fact that there is a growing number of people who would admit to feeling deep loneliness in their lives. There are layers to the problem. Over the last few years a handful of studies have revealed this level of loneliness for Americans. Cigna did an extensive study in 2018. After surveying 20,000 Americans 18 years old and older, their website reports the findings: Nearly half of Americans report sometimes or always feeling alone (46 percent) or left out (47 percent). One in four Americans (27 percent) rarely o

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