Have you ever felt surrounded by people, yet still completely alone? When you’re a new parent, you can find yourself in crowds but still isolated. At home with your baby it can feel as if the world has gone on without you. Maggie Hamilton thinks that loneliness has become a part of our modern lives, but that parents particularly can feel very alone.
Her book When We Become Strangers; How loneliness leaks into our lives and what we can do about it delves into all the ways we have become islands and how we can connect back to one another. In this interview, Maggie talks about the particular loneliness parents can feel and how the modern world is shaping our children.