Often, I hear from clients, during separation and divorce, that they are lonely.
Loneliness, as most of us know, comes from a feeling that we are missing something or that we are disconnected. In separation and divorce, or even when trying to repair a broken relationship, this feeling might arise. However, if we keep digging, we might discover that loneliness is simply what we are feeling most of the time and only discover it when others aren’t around to distract us from it. Another person didn’t actually cause the loneliness, they didn’t fix it but rather simply distracted us from it for some period of time. What, then, is loneliness, really?
Often, loneliness is a disconnection from your authentic self. In order to feel connection to another person, you first need to feel a connection with your authentic self. This will allow you to connect in a healthy way with someone else.
So, what should we all do when loneliness strikes, whether we are in a relationship or not? Ask yourself some questions:
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