‘ Touch matters so much. Why do we keep acting like it doesn’t?’ absolutely it does. Beautiful, honest article. It’s great you spent some time on your own, I have largely done that for the last three years too and it has meant that I have learnt new things and had new experiences but that’s not mutually exclusive to having the right relationship. The reality is that the ‘self’ is actually an illusion. We think we need to perfect this illusion before we can safely let other people in, but it actually isn’t true. This is just a symptom of our overly egoic society.. I could go on, but, anyway. Great article.