Loneliness is one element of social isolation, which is defined as a lack of social interaction or communication with family, friends or neighbors. Chronic loneliness, experts tell us, is an ever-present, self-perpetuating condition that pushes people away from the relationships that sustain us and make us happy. And studies show that isolation and loneliness can have powerful negative effects on health. Take the quiz below to learn more about chronic loneliness and how to keep it at bay.
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