I just finished a course in miracles group of wonderful mature guys. We sat around sharing from th heart about our week and I said
"They say we have a God-shaped hole in us; but do we have a relationship/shaped hole too?"
Their answers were most enlightening. We have a bonding shaped brain, yes; but we don't have a single model of what that looks like. Wife-and-three-kids is only one way that looks like. There are others.
Profound and simple! I especially loved giving my brothers hugs and handshakes as we parted. A special time made more special by my reboot.