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Loneliness is one of many struggles that come with depression. Here’s how you can defy the disease and work through these lonely feelings

Depression has a way of making you feel all alone in the world, disconnected from the rest of humanity; fortunately, however, you can object to and resolve these feelings. The first matter of business is to understand the relationship between loneliness and depression: loneliness in depression isn’t usually due to…

Understanding and moving on from the pain of abandonment: Here’s how you can address abandonment issues and the lonely feelings that come with these issues

Abandonment issues can leave you feeling completely hopeless and alone in this world—but you can take action and pull out of this low level of despair. First, you must take a good, long look at what happened. You can’t ignore or avoid what happened or those difficult feelings that resulted…

If you struggle with feeling lonely when you’re single, take a deep look within and find fulfillment in yourself

Many people struggle with feeling lonely with they don’t have a significant other to spend time and share in life with. That being said, you don’t need another to fulfill you: you can enjoy the single life and find fulfillment without a romantic partner. To overcome your lonely feelings and…

If you’re feeling lonely after a breakup, fill that empty void with healthy activities and learn to prioritize yourself

One unfortunate result of splitting from your significant other is feeling lonely—you’re used to putting all of this time and effort into another, but now you have that time and effort at your disposal. Look at this newfound time and energy in a positive light: dedicate it to healthy, enjoyable…

Do you feel isolated or forgotten by your friends? Resolve these feelings by practicing compassion and digging deep

Feeling isolated or forgotten by your loved ones is a terrible feeling, but it’s important to put things into perspective. First, consider why you feel isolated from your friends; then, think about expanding your social circle and also show compassion to the friends with a busy schedule. Once you’ve grounded…

Do you feel lonely after moving to a new city? Here’s how you can fight back against those feelings

Moving to a new, unfamiliar place can lead to your feeling lonely—but you can find back against these feelings and turn it into a positive experience. It’s important to get connected to your new home however you can: check out organizations and groups around you, or consider volunteering. Stay connected…

Feelings of loneliness are normal, but you can learn to enjoy your solitude instead and turn your time alone into a positive experience

We all spend time alone and are given the same choice: to enjoy our solitude or to loathe this time to ourselves. In choosing the former route, bask in your favorite qualities and enjoy beloved activities—be kind to yourself. If you struggle to enjoy your solitude, you should first recognize…

Loneliness does not discriminate—the youth and the elderly alike are suffering from lonely feelings, and they could use your help

  There are many factors that influence feelings of loneliness, including sociability, other qualities, and lifestyle. That being said, loneliness does not discriminate—it affects every single one of us, though the youth and the elderly are particularly susceptible to these feelings. Technology and the fast pace of today’s life also…

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