4 me, the pain level is about equal. After I started homeschooling, my friends rarely txted me & when they did it didn't last lng. Bc I live in the countryside, it's not like I can walk over 2 a friends house & I had no way of going anywhere or seeing anybody. After a little over a yr of being truly alone like this, I felt like a there was a huge empty space in my heart & it was rly rly painful. Things r better now, but there has never been anything I hated more than that feeling.