THis makes so much sense. I couldn’t say it better. Thanks Steph.

Stephintoronto's Rants and Raves

I have written in the past about friendships and the work that I have been, or need to do on the friendships that I have or had.  As I have been looking at my own life, I realize that I am desperately lonely and I am not the only one.  Many of the people that I interact with who are mentally ill or dealing with mental health  issues are also lonely, both for friendships and intimate relationships.  I’ve been thinking a lot about the reasons that all of these wonderful people are not surrounded by caring and fabulous friends and partners and I realize that many times we do it to ourselves.  3 of a number of theories that I have:

  • The search for solitude – The vicious circle of mental illness and loneliness begins with the desire to be alone and alienate oneself from everyone else.  To be alone. To not burden family or…

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