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Parasocial relationships: Delusion or human instinct? 

  Words by Mallory Pace   As human beings, we are hardwired to seek and desire connections with others, whether that be through relationships, friendships, family, pets or even as children with inanimate objects such as stuffed animals and blankets. We are inherently social beings who need emotional connection, one way or another. But what about relationships where the other person doesn’t know we exist? Like, at all? Do those meet the criteria to be considered a connection, or is our lack of existence to them a deal-breaker?    I listen to a lot of podcasts, probably more than I …

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