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Oct 18 2010, 22:03
  • Bridgie Newbie

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    How does someone stop the empty lonely feelings they have inside? I have tons of friends and family yet I feel nothing but emptiness
  • Jewls Newbie

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    Oct 19 2010, 12:15
    Something I have learnt over the years is to love yourself and be grateful for what your life is. Life is a gift and you have the power to change it. Even though this may not be what you wanted to hear right now take life one day at a time.
  • Frustration Newbie

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    Oct 24 2011, 00:22
    Wow lonliness is a state of mind .If you allow it too consume you you will never be happy.Im working through seperation from my wife and at times it does feel lonley .I guess you have too find a way too fill your voids in life with PURPOSE.Regardless of if you are with someone or not you need purpose in life or all your doing on a regular basis is punching a clock and doing the same daily things over and over asgain.
  • Alice Newbie

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    Sep 18 2013, 13:24
    Me too i have friends but they dont get me at all and for my family well you can say they never understand me or anything close to that. I have no one, no one at all
    • kissthesky53 Newbie

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      Sep 18 2013, 19:55
      I can relate to what you describe. I long for connection and for conversation. I feel family and friends are too busy to listen, really listen to my concerns. I feel "out of sorts" and "blah". I can't shake the feeling or do any of the list of productive things I know would help. I feel stuck. I try to reach out to family and friends but I don't get what I need.
  • Duncan Newbie

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    Jul 25 2016, 11:26
    I feel detached from society, I have family and friends but I feel extremely lonely, all my friends have partners but I haven't ever been able to hold down a relationship. I don't feel I will ever meet someone with the same views as me.
    • kissthesky53 Newbie

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      Jul 25 2016, 12:10
      Welcome to the group, Duncan! Sadly, it is a few years after my original post and I still feel somewhat that way. Although I have learned a lot in the last few years about how to adjust my expectations of people around me. I'm motivated to continue trying to find a connection. I continue to try to find potential partners I am compatible with too. It's hard! I'd be happy to share encouragement and support with you and others here too. I'd enjoy it!