For most of my life I didn’t understand what people meant when they said that they were lonely. I always liked being alone. Then, one day, loneliness hit me from behind and overwhelmed me. I was bewildered to the point of tears. And, perhaps, the strangest thing was that I wasn’t alone.

Here are a few tips, from our fellow bloggers (and a few other places), on how to deal with loneliness and disconnection if you find yourself in a similar situation. Think of it as your loneliness emergency kit.

Loneliness Is Not Alone – loneliness is contagious. Did you catch it from someone else?

Loneliness: Craving a Connection – loneliness when away at school for the first time: life change, associated emotions, what to do

How to Cope with Loneliness

5 Ways to Beat Loneliness

How to Fight Depression and Loneliness without Outside Help

Loneliness in Seniors; Loneliness is a Major Health Issue

Get Over Divorce Loneliness

All By Myself – How to Be Alone – love this what-to-do-when-lonely video

Loneliness – the positive side

P.S. and,  if you’re just feeling blue because you’re alone, remember that being alone may be the best thing that’s happened to you. (That’s the conclusion I came to.) 😀

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One thought on “Loneliness

  1. honoriaplum says:

    A lovely post. Being alone and being lonely are two very different experiences and by no means related to each other. So many people have experienced loneliness in a failing relationship, for example, without actually being alone.

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