Updated: Jan 23, 2022
Loneliness and social isolation are more common than imagined...
"And then, in the blink of an eye, I felt lonely and isolated. And now those feelings have somehow become the norm. I'm not even sure when or how it happened, but one week I was hanging with my small group of friends, and the next week not a peep from anyone. I feel invisible. I keep thinking to myself, 'Where is everyone?' 'When is this going to end?' 'Why do I feel this way?' 'This is not how I imagined my life in my 60s..."
Stories, questions, and sentiments about social isolation almost always come up in my conversations with single people over 50. I believe it's because it's during this part of the life journey that social circles naturally begin to dissolve, sometimes quickly and with no forewarning or explanation. And, statistically, when your social circle dissipates, you are naturally more isolated, especially if you are single and not working, you rarely have visitors, and you are, perhaps, a bit introverted.
So, if you are feeling lonely and isolated, you are not alone.
The antidote to loneliness and social isolation is to consistently make concerted efforts to connect with others.
And, if you find "making concerted efforts to connect with others" to be a challenging practice to start or maintain, simply schedule a free, exploratory session so that we can chat about it.
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