When you’re lonely, you may intentionally or unintentionally isolate yourself from other people. This isolation can lead to anxiety, depression, and a myriad of physical health issues. That’s why it’s important to have coping mechanisms that allow you to acknowledge feelings of loneliness and work in positive and productive ways to overcome them without cutting yourself off from the rest of the world.
What to Do When Loneliness and Isolation Become Too Much to Handle Alone
Having a professional assist you with working through your feelings is essential to your physical and mental health. Understanding why you feel the way you do and learning to approach loneliness in a way that feels comfortable and healing for you is the first step in improving. That way, you’re not trying to go through a difficult time in your life alone, without support, because you’ve chosen to isolate yourself from the people you love and once trusted.
If you’ve reached out to people in your social circle and did not receive the response you hoped for, don’t let that discourage you. Perhaps you didn’t make your needs clear or the person you spoke to wasn’t in a place to help you effectively. Either way, don’t give up on relationships. Instead, maybe see if individual counseling can help you learn to feel comfortable with yourself and others again so that you can build healthy communication patterns and break free from isolation.
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Overcome loneliness and isolation with the help of a licensed therapist. At Heart Centered Counseling, we put your needs first. Let us know what you’re experiencing, and we’ll work to improve your situation and give you the guidance that you need to be more social and less alone. You have a dedicated support team ready to assist you whenever you need help most.