I know women in marriages and with big families that feel like they have no-one to talk to. What we do about our feelings of loneliness is a choice! As George Monbiot wrote in this article in the Guardian, “This is the Age of Loneliness.” You are a good person and you deserve true friendship, love and attention.The first step to dealing with loneliness is to separate yourself from the feeling so that you can give yourself permission to make positive changes in your life. The fact that you are feeling lonely is not your fault. Once you admit this, you are more than half way to building the social life that you deserve.
Perhaps you enjoy the company of people who share similar political or religious beliefs.
No matter what your preferences, it pays to be conscious in your choice of friends. First, and most obviously, when you know what kinds of friends you are looking for, you can choose to engage in activities that will give you an opportunity to meet new people of your choosing.
Loneliness is your mind’s way of telling you to get out there and engage with the world.
The longer you stay in your own cocoon, the greater the chances that you will slip into an even darker mental state, like depression. Once you prepare yourself mentally for the road ahead, it’s time to define what “friendship” means to you.
For example, are there political, religious, sports, social or other groups that you could reengage with?