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I know I am not alone, but I am still painfully lonely. How can I overcome this?

7 Answers
Last Updated: 08/10/2020 at 12:14pm
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Paola Giordani, Psychoanalyst

Licensed Psychoanalyst

I have helped and am helping people cope with loss, divorce, anguish and parenting. Depression is also a major issue that comes up.

Top Rated Answers
September 8th, 2016 2:12pm
Loneliness means you're not getting the deep companionship you need to feel fulfilled. People around you may still care for you while not being able to provide that companionship. It may take some courage to get up and look for those special people, the ones who can speak to your soul and make you alive again. Talk to strangers, meet up with old friends or lost acquaintances. Maybe in the process you'll find something in you that you'd lost. On the other hand, it is possible that someone who's been trying to reach out to you could help you get out of your loneliness. Look closer at what you have now, you might find something you hadn't seen before. Good luck friend, I wish you all the best.
September 5th, 2016 12:05am
by writing a journal. or talking to someone you trust. like a listener on 7cups.also a therapist is great
June 13th, 2017 4:01am
Talk to someone. If you feel this way, just think your friend/family member might feel the same way. Express the way you are feeling. Do not hold it in. This can lead to depression.
December 18th, 2017 12:26pm
Start by taking care of your body properly. Breathe. Meditate. Drink water. Eat good. Listen to what your body needs. When you feel a little better, start doing the things you love, and be with the people who are there for you and support you!
April 23rd, 2018 7:10pm
The key thing is to not let yourself get into a routine that makes it so you are alone the majority of the time. Even if the first step is simply being in a space someone else is.
June 3rd, 2019 6:33pm
We tend to be alone because we choose to isolate ourselves from people due to an event that scarred us or just feel like it's better to be alone. We create an imaginative comfort zone where we feel safe in that circle as it unleashes our true self or finds redeeming qualities soon enough. Being alone is not entirely bad as it helps us manage our time and focus but at some point, a human may need to socialise and that is up to the individual to whether take the first step of trying new things. :) It takes time and mistakes can occur but everything is an experience.
August 10th, 2020 12:14pm
I know that I can overcome this by talking to a listener on 7 cups. Knowing that there is someone who I can talk to really helps me to realise that I really am not alone and that by talking to someone I don’t have to keep all my problems to myself bottled up inside of me and this helps me so much to overcome these feelings because even talking to someone I do not know makes me realise that i do not have to suffer alone. By opening up to someone I can overcome this feeling because i’m no longer dealing with everything on my own.