When we experience the feeling of loneliness it can actually influence our biology. Our ability to live, work and cooperate in groups is so important to our survival. We are social beings. So if companionship is an asset to survival then the opposite; social isolation must have negative effects.
Loneliness can literally break your heart
Studies have shown that loneliness is associated with heart disease and high blood pressure. Now new research is investigating how loneliness increases our bodies inflammatory response just as if you were suffering from an injury or had an infection.