Loneliness – A Dad Issue

Make plans to get a drink with a friend.

File Under: Advice

Janet Adamy in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal:

Researchers have found that loneliness takes a physical toll, and is as closely linked to early mortality as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks a day. Loneliness is even worse for longevity than being obese or physically inactive.

“The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone”

The concept of loneliness, especially for men, resonates for lots of dads. One of our goals here at Menschite is to create a community of support. Call up a fellow mensch-y dad and get a beer or coffee. You may feel awkward and you may encounter periods of silence. But in the end, it will be really nice and you’ll want to do it again.