Sometimes the loneliest people are the ones you would never suspect are lonely. How could someone surrounded by friends, active in social activities and successful in professional pursuits be disconnected from others or feel emotionally ALONE?
People who experience adversity in childhood often live this paradox. As children, they become so good at closing down to their environment and loved ones – just to survive – that as adults they never fully open back up…to anyone. Even when successful and seemingly well-adjusted, they continue to feel painfully alone and distrustful on the inside.