Loneliness can often be mistaken for depression. It can be wrapped-up in a cocktail of hormones that sometimes get's imbalanced from our own actions or other actions that can impact our mental state. Of course, it is most often caused by our relationships and our inability to accept people into or lives.
When I first moved to New York from Montreal by way of Boston and Florida, I never thought about being lonely. I had friends, a career and a wife so why would I consider one of the largest cities in the world a potentially lonely place? It was never even a thought in my mind, yet when I did finally pick-up and move with my wife, I thought "hey, great! This is going to be an adventure, an experience that I will relish forever". Well, I didn't and I wasn't prepared for the experience that I faced in the "City That Never Sleeps".