What can YOU say in six sentences?
What prevents people from feeling more connected to one another and less isolated?
It depends on how our caretakers related to us during our first few years of life. When they were reliable, consistent and available, it helped us internalize positive expectations about others and a sense of trust that it is safe to need and connect with others. In such absence, we learned isolation is safer than needing others. The way to transform painful isolation to nourishing connectedness is through taking risks and trusting someone truly special to connect with. Since this connection does not have to be a romantic relationship, any meaningful connection on a deeper level can do it.