We believe that the most terrifying and …

We believe that the most terrifying and destructive feeling a person can experience is psychological isolation. This is not the same as being alone. It is a feeling that one is locked out of the possibility of human connection and of being powerless to change the situation. In the extreme, psychological isolation can lead to a sense of hopelessness and desperation. People will do almost anything to escape this combination of condemned isolation and powerless.

-Jean Baker Miller & Irene Stiver – Wellesley College

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