You can move toward others, get socially involved, and have relationships, but still be isolated. Your isolation may stem from your inability to be open, your inability to show your real self to others. Learn to be vulnerable. The word vulnerable literally means “open to criticism or attack.” You need to be so open with your needs that you are open to attack.
Realization of need is the beginning of growth. Humility and vulnerability are absolutely necessary for bonding to take place at a deep level, but being vulnerable at a social level may be too threatening at first.
Maybe you need to start with a pastor, counselor, or support group. But vulnerability is a skill that opens up the heart for love to take root. When you can admit that you need support and help, and can reveal your hurt and isolation, a dynamic is set into motion that can literally transform your personality and life.
Developing the courage to be vulnerable is difficult and requires support. Identify who’s safe and get that support.
Until tomorrow …