How do you defeat loneliness?
Last Updated: 11/16/2021 at 3:31am
Lindsay Scheinerman, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
My work with clients is to help them recognize and build on their strengths to find solutions for the conflicts presented in their lives.
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To defeat loneliness you first have to source it, find what's causing you to feel that way. Sometime it's because you don't have many friends and that can be hard to deal with but you've got to put yourself out there even if it just takes sitting silently for a while until you find someone that just clicks. Sometimes loneliness is felt with friends though and that can be a little more complicated. When we doubt our friends want to be with us genuinely or that we're not really being given equal effort then sometimes its good to find new friends or to tell them and discuss how you can lessen the problem or just to get that reassurance. Sometimes you don't get the answer you want but it's better to put your mind at rest and let yourself move on with new friends.
You don't, you have to realize you are not alone sometimes it's hard because sometimes there is no proof your not alone because there is one only proof you are alone and you might need someone to help u realize that your not cause you have them
you try to surround yourself with people that truly care about you and understand you and you feel comfortable around. no matter how many people you are around you may still feel lonely if you do not feel comfortable around them or feel like you cant talk to them when you need to. this can destroy you mentally and make you feel lonely. you should also have some alone time to think about and just relax abit. try to balance them out. If there’s a charity or organisation you support, why not volunteer to help it? It can be a great opportunity to get out of the house, meet new people and feel useful.
Loneliness is hard to combat but there is a lot that can be done. Oftentimes finding a niche group of people that share a common interest with you can be helpful. Additionally try to join in on any activities that others are participating in. Look for structured activities to make friends and also remember that internet friends count. You can develop really strong relationships online and it can be a lot easier to connect. The most important thing is to put in effort to reach out and sustain relationships, also remember you don't have to be with people all the time. It is ok to be alone some times. Best of luck
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