Abandonment and rejection are the main causes of loneliness feelings. Additionally, emotional and social isolation are two distinct dimensions of loneliness. Mother Teresa says the following about loneliness and abandonment: “Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”
Your bloodline doesn’t mean every person on your family tree unconditionally and endlessly will love you, support you, believe in you, trust you, spend time with you, or care about you. Most of the time it will be someone who is not your blood relative who will be the kind of friend who sticks closer than a mother, a father, a brother, a sister, a cousin, and so forth. In other words, your true FAMILY will consist of the people who make every effort to love you, encourage you, listen to you, help you, and always be there for you—through thick and thin. That is why “blood” only means you are related, as well as why “blood” won’t always mean you are FAMILY!