coping with loneliness

Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.
Michelle says after her divorce six years ago, her children moved on with their lives without her, so she turned to her friends
Now my children have grown up and moved away, and I am divorced. I have only left my house twice in the last two weeks, and in that time I have only talked, in person, to two people who know me. In that same two weeks that I have only eaten two meals in the company of other humans.
Social isolation hurts -- physically hurts. Indeed, it's a growing public health crisis. That's the compelling message of a recent important article highlighting research on the health effects of feeling lonely and being socially isolated.
Nobody likes feeling lonely, and some recent research suggests that the ache of isolation isn't only a psychological problem; unwanted solitude impacts physical health, too.
As someone who suffered with loneliness for 15 years, I know firsthand how hard it is to break out of our own mental chains
Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I'm not sure why this is. Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing.
Don't fret this Valentine's Day. It's just a day. You are not less if you are alone. In fact, you can create a Valentine's Day date for yourself that requires only your attendance that can be fabulous. It is all in the power of your mindset, your attitude and how you perceive being single.
I noticed a woman eating by herself. She mostly looked at her iPhone. I concentrated on my eggs and short stack. A lot of people tell me they could never eat alone.
We have hundreds of Facebook friends. We are connected to the world through our computers, phones and tablets. We are the most connected generation of women in the history of the planet. We are also the loneliest.
"Dialogue is the elixir of life and chronic loneliness its lethal poison." -- Dr. James J. Lynch Your Legacy Matters is now
The mere thought of even sitting by yourself in your apartment becomes stifling, and the idea of seeing your roommate or spouse there, tooling around in the kitchen -- even worse.
Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!
In just over seven minutes, Barcelona-based filmmaker Theo Putzu manages to paint the most heart-wrenchingly beautiful depiction
God makes a home for the lonely. It is a place where he can work in us; it is a place that can be very beneficial to us. It is not a place to avoid for you are not ever alone. God will never forsake you, but he will transform you.
How do emotional exiles cope? What mental and emotional tools do we have to salve the pain of extreme loneliness and find new forms of meaning? Psychological scientists are very interested in this question.
Many people who get divorced are so used to being married, that being with someone is all they know. They've spent virtually no time alone in so long, that being with the wrong person is almost easier than being by themselves.
Could it be that it is in your greatest moments of loneliness, you are most called to be by yourself because there is something stirring within that seeks your undivided attention and perhaps has a message for you?