With smartphones, social media, and chatbots, it may seem like we’re more connected than ever before – instantly, constantly, and digitally. And yet we feel as disconnected and lonely as ever. On average, we have fewer social contacts and meaningful relationships than we’d like; we don’t feel known and understood. The result: we’re more sick and stressed than we should be. Longitudinal studies (like this one at Harvard) and meta analyses (like this one at UNC Chapel Hill)…