Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
The question I am asked most often is, "How do I deal with the loneliness?" The reality is there isn't anything quite like the gnawing empty feeling you experience after losing someone you love.