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Like say per month.

For me specifically, I have no living family members

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Read up on Myers-Briggs. Its a rough guide to different personalities needing different amounts of social time. I am a loner type, so don’t need much and am choosy about who it is and for how long. Others may need 3 hours a day of talking (I hide from those types). If you feel isolated, you might wanna consider volunteering for an animal shelter and if you fall in love with a pet there, adopt it. You might also make new friends there. There is a power in touch and in companionship. Babies and toddlers who don’t get touched enough can die or become autistic-like, for example. And, studies show that pets can fill the gap left by having no family. If you don’t like animals, though - do NOT get one.

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