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Dealing with being single and feeling lonely

22nd December 2017 Print
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When you are single, it can feel like every other person in the world is in a happy and loving relationship. When you live on your own, it can seem like you are the most isolated person imaginable. But the truth is, there are many people feeling the same way – and there is a way to deal with it. Use these tips to take the path to a happier life.

Don’t Be Alone

First of all, try not to spend so much time alone. It can be hard if you are not used to socialising. Particularly if you are in a situation where your partner is no longer around after many years together, you can realise that you have no one to socialise with. But there’s an easy way to solve that, and it doesn’t involve resorting to apps or sitting at bars waiting for a chat.

Look for social groups in your area that suit your interests. There are plenty of places these groups can be organised, such as on Facebook or MeetUp. Look for people who share your hobbies or your ambitions, or who just live nearby and want to make friends. Take the plunge and go along to meet everyone. When you have plenty of friends to chat with, you won’t feel so lonely anymore.

Imagine the Future – Then Plan It

Part of the burden of loneliness is this feeling that it might continue forever. Without a significant other, you feel like no one will ever be there for you. But that isn’t the future that you want, so why aren’t you doing anything about it?

First, start by imagining your ideal future – within the realm of the reasonable. What does it look like? If you can’t imagine anything, try consulting the decks. Ask Eva Tarot online about what your future holds. You might find something unexpected there. 

Once you know what you want, it is much easier to get it. Put together a plan. What could you do today to get you closer to that future? How about this week? This month? This year? When you have your plans in place, you can start moving towards a future that doesn’t feel lonely at all.

Get Back To Dating

Dating is really important if you don’t want to be alone anymore. Thankfully, the dating scene is varied and has something for anyone. Casual relationships can be found on apps like Tinder, you can use dating apps for something more serious, and if you prefer face-to-face meetings there’s always speed dating and singles nights. You can even ask you friends to set you up on blind dates, or get involved with someone in one of your new social groups.

You don’t have to be lonely, even when you are single. You don’t have to stay single, either, but if you do, then it’s important to make sure that you still have human companionship of some kind. Without others around us, loneliness sets in – it’s an evolutionary drive that we can’t turn off, so solving it is your only option.

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