There is a difference between being soothed and satisfied. When it comes to relationships we often settle for the former. There are endless opportunities to soothe our boredom and loneliness by passing the time with others, but not actually connecting with them. But the result of false connection is that we are left longing, but not sure why. The promise of authentic connection is so powerful, not just to satisfy us, but to heal us, that we cannot afford to settle for thousands of likes on Facebook, or hours spent gathered around a TV with our buddies.

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