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How do I know that this feeling of loneliness won't last forever?

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Last Updated: 09/28/2021 at 6:20pm
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August 3rd, 2015 10:15pm
A friend once told me that nothing is ever permanent. Not even life. So this loneliness you're feeling is just temporary. Remember to keep a positive mind, be grateful, and take advantage of this short, yet wonderful life you have. Focus only on yourself and what you can do to become genuinely happy because only you get to decide on what goes on in your life.
May 16th, 2016 11:16pm
The best thing about bad feelings like loneliness is that they are temporary. All feelings are only temporary. Personally, I have felt lonely many, many times in my life and I can promise you that every time it feels so hopeless and like it will last forever, it won't. Remember that there is someone out there who loves you and appreciates you and hold onto that in the times when you feel alone.
February 27th, 2015 11:39pm
Nothing lasts forever. Things change all the time, every second of every minute of every day. You never know when something great will happen.
December 28th, 2015 5:52pm
You don't...unless you take a few steps to knocking it on the head for good! Loneliness is a dark empty space we all find ourselves in at various points in our life. But when we do it's crucial to recognise it and then take action to move away from it. Whether it's joining groups such as MeetUps or finding a specific interest that brings you into contact with people it's important to understand that loneliness is far too hard and life is far too brief to have to deal with for long.
February 28th, 2015 4:17am
I know the feeling of loneliness won't last forever because I've been there once. Then I went to seek out help. Sometimes I still feel lonely, but I have people there for me now.
March 15th, 2015 8:02pm
Look back and think of a nice conversation you had with someone. You are loved and you are not alone
April 25th, 2015 5:40am
By thinking rationally about your thought and thinking in contest with reality will be helpful for you. Try it.
May 28th, 2015 12:18pm
by talking & sharing about bad stuff we can make new friends as well as renew new trust that wont make us feel lonely
June 23rd, 2015 12:33am
Once you acknowledge that you feel loneliness, you can choose to wait it out, or fight it. If you choose to wait it out, remember that time always really heals all the wounds, but if you want to fight it, do something about it, surround yourself with positive people, do what makes you happy, try really hard to think positively. It may take time, but it will be worth it at the end.
August 3rd, 2015 7:42am
Feeling lonely is normal. It's not always easy to deal with, and sometimes you have to deal with it for a long time. But things do get better in time. It varies how much time it might take of course. Sometimes it's hard to tell if you are getting better over time. It's easy to linger on something. People by their nature remember highlights in their life. Generally when people are lonely, we're remembering fun or happy experiences in our past linked to what we're lonely about. Some great ways to start thinking positively is to make sure that loneliness doesn't keep us from going out an continuing to do things. It doesn't have to be anything big, little things work just fine. It's hard to say you'll never be lonely every again. But you can be lonely without it hurting as much too. Remember, there are always people out there for you if you start feeling down.
November 30th, 2015 11:35pm
Feelings of loneliness can seem like they will last forever. Everyone feels lonely at some point in life.
January 5th, 2016 10:56am
Well the feeling of lonliness is come from a feeling of being together. If you have to feel hard when you are alone, you must have experienced the joy of being connected. So obviously as time pass by and with all our efforts lonliness goes off
February 2nd, 2016 5:37pm
nothing lasts forever, life is all about busy times and lonely times. happy and sad...etc.. its a journey! and it will leave you at the end with alot of experience and alot to offer others and your own kids in the future.
February 23rd, 2016 4:54am
Nothing lasts forever. Everything passes with time, and with the help of Seven Cups of Tea as well as friends and family, you will get through it and come out stronger. No one is alone, even if they feel they are.
February 29th, 2016 4:48am
It's tough thinking that being lonely will last forever. But ONE day that feeling go away. Trust me.
April 11th, 2016 9:48am
You just have to have faith in yourself that you will get out of it and you will find a friend that will not let u be alone anymore.
May 23rd, 2016 4:41pm
you know it wont last forever because everything will get better with time. all you have to do is give it time and things will always get better
August 9th, 2016 8:55am
It won't last forever because everyday is a new day filled with new opportunities. Let life do its job.
August 8th, 2017 7:17pm
Because nothing will really last forever. If you remembered all of your tough times you went through, you probably was thinking the same thing when you were suffering. So the only way to find out whether it will last forever or not, is just to hold on, wait, and see!
November 21st, 2017 12:49pm
Because it is a universal law that nothing lasts. Everything in the universe follows a cycle. It starts small, gets bigger and then disappears. However, you can accelerate the natural process of loneliness via activities that would fill the void in your life
August 14th, 2018 8:59pm
The way I see it, you won't find one perfect person to take away the loneliness forever. but you'll find people who take it away for a little time. Everyonce in a while, it'll go away, but then come back. And hey, when it does, learn to enjoy your own company. you'll find it to be one of the best in the world.
January 4th, 2021 10:47pm
loneliness feels like you're buried in a ditch where no one can hear you, see you, or reach you. It feels impossible that you'll ever feel any other way again. The fact that you are seeking a way out is evidence enough that this loneliness won't last forever! You are brave for identifying your feelings and utilizing resources. I know that this feeling won't last forever because you are here on 7 cups where you are anything but lonely! Here is an entire community of people who want to be by your side and help you to feel better.
September 28th, 2021 6:20pm
I've dealt with feeling lonely most of my life, and I know firsthand how infinite loneliness can feel. It can feel like no matter what I do, I will always feel lonely. I'm a list driven person; I'm always making lists to comfort myself. When I'm feeling lonely, it helps me to write a list of the people that I know for a fact love me. To take from Kevin Kantor, I start the list by listing myself (even if I don't feel love toward myself right now). That way, even when the list happens to be short, even if it's just me on there, I know there is at least one person that loves me. Take stock in who loves you, and reach out when you're feeling lonely. Eventually, you begin to realise that there are people out there who care about you, and the feeling goes away. You'll get through this. Remember that we are also people that care about you.