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Signs: You Are Suffering From Loneliness

Loneliness can occur at any stage or ages of life, and it can affect people differently. If you feel like you are missing out on the joys of meaningful relationships, or your outlook on life has been soured, then it could be time to face the fact that you may be feeling lonely.

Common Signs of Loneliness

    • You cannot remember the last time you felt close to someone.

 

    • It feels like you have nobody to rely upon.

 

    • Your social circles are shrinking over time.

 

    • You often feel isolated from your surroundings.

 

    • You don’t feel comfortable being alone with yourself.

 

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    • You feel like nobody understands you.

 

    • You find it difficult to express your emotions.

 

    • You lack the motivation to pursue things that you once found enjoyable.

 

    • Your self-esteem has been impacted, making it hard to see any point in social interaction.

 

Keep in mind that everyone suffers from loneliness at some point in their life. If you are feeling disconnected from your family, friends or associates, then it’s a good idea to get in touch with them and try to rekindle old relationships. It is also important to find new activities to get involved in, as this can help you to meet new people and make more meaningful connections.

Finally always remember that although loneliness can be difficult, it can also be a time for reflection, self-care and emotional growth. Socializing is a two-way process, so don’t be afraid to reach out and make the first move. You can also benefit from seeking professional help if you feel your loneliness is getting the best of you.

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