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I Wish This Gut-Wrenching Story Were Actually Unique, But In Truth It's Way Too Common

I wish this were just a cute story of how one woman was shaped by her past, but it's so much more than that. Because the truth is, the theme in Megan's childhood story is not unique or even uncommon — it's a reality for way too many kids out there. And that's why she's set on making a difference.

I Wish This Gut-Wrenching Story Were Actually Unique, But In Truth It's Way Too Common
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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