It's time to take action and do something about this challenging state of existence.
Everyone feels lonely from time to time. Deeper loneliness can set in after a break up in particular. Many people report staying in a relationship that isn?t going well too long just to avoid feeling lonely. Others feel so exceptionally lonely after a break-up that they jump right to the next relationship very quickly. This is understandable as we are wired to connect with others. We are social creatures for sure. However, when loneliness becomes a regular part of your life, it's time to take action and break the cycle of solitude. Instead of feeling doubtful that you will ever form close bonds with anyone again, realize that loneliness is often a passing feeling that occurs when you move from one phase of life to another. While you may be experiencing loneliness right now, taking proactive steps to connect with others will ensure that your lonely days will soon be behind you.
Take an interest in others
Sometimes feelings of loneliness occur when you've become so involved in your own situation that you fail to take an interest in others. Instead of dwelling on your own problems, use interactions with others to focus on them instead of yourself. Ask your neighbor how she cooks such an amazing pot roast really listen when she answers. Strike up a conversation with the other mother at the bus stop and take an interest when she tells you how her baby is finally sleeping through the night. When you focus on those around you, your loneliness may dwindle and vanish before you know it. You may have to challenge yourself to initiate social relationships. This may be out of your comfort zone, but the pay off could be very worth it...
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