2. Understanding Loneliness

We all experience loneliness at some point. It is often a fleeting emotion with no significant repercussions in its wake. Increasingly, however, loneliness is a persisting state of mind for millions around the world. Many people feel lonely even when they appear to be socially active. Acknowledging these feelings is a critical step toward dealing with them constructively. Discerning the difference between loneliness and isolation can help you discover what factors lie within your control. Study your emotions to determine when and why you feel alone or alienated. With this knowledge, explore ways to modify your behavior and activities to counteract the negative emotions.

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