Counseling, Coaching, Psychology, Therapy

on January 3, 2017

Madeleine helps others help themselves.


Loneliness or Aloneness

There is a difference between loneliness and being alone. Loneliness is experienced even in the presence of many.

Aloneness is something we can enjoy and look forward to. Aloneness is a space where one can feel happy in one’s own company.

Loneliness is feeling isolated and detached even when others are there. It is related to feelings of disconnection that may be founded in depression and lack of high self-esteem.

Loneliness may be a symptom of a psychological disorder and a sign of depression.  Loneliness is related to lack of self – confidence, self-worth, and good self-esteem. Feeling chronically lonely may be a sign of deep depression and other mental health issues that can develop in risks such as suicide, brain dysfunction, and substance abuse disorders.

Aloneness, on the other hand, is not dysfunctional. It is space one looks forward to recharge, to enjoy one’s own thoughts…

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