Single people often think that partnered people are no longer lonely.
Childless couples often think that parents are never lonely.
Older people often think that younger people are never lonely.
Children with no other siblings often think that big families are never lonely.
So many myths…
Some people are so afraid of the loneliness that they will fill their days with work, extracurricular activities, food, sex, drugs, social media, alcohol, and gossip to avoid it.
We try to move away from pain. Why? Because it is so much easier to. In our time of loneliness, we might start to see things we don’t like. Internal conflict may arise.
Instead of trying to avoid it, work on deep meaningful connections with people. Change your perspective. Enjoy your solitude. Use it as a time of reflection.