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The Holidays Are Time to Rethink Our Relationship With Loneliness

How can we bring ‘holiday orphans’ together without it doing more harm than good?

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II see them every year, without exception, starting around Thanksgiving — three or four (never fewer) Facebook posts from friends and acquaintances who are disappointed they’ll be alone for the holidays. They don’t want…




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Caren Lissner

Caren Lissner

Author of nerdy novel CARRIE PILBY (film version‘s on Netflix). Finishing up offbeat memoir. Love dogs & puns. Read more:

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