Ways To Combat Loneliness

“As we pull away from the emotional effects of the narcissist, we may feel lonely and sad. These feelings will ease as we heal and take care of ourselves.” adapted from When Your Parent Is A Narcissist

In Cari Romm’s article on The Cut titled “7 Therapists on What to Do When You Feel Lonely” seven therapists offer practical advice on how to quell feelings of loneliness and isolation. Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW suggests:

“Get comfortable with your own company….Some good ways to start: meditation class, take yourself to a movie, reading, watch TED Talks or other things that will make you think, start a gratitude journal. Focusing on things to be grateful for rather than wishing for what you presently have is a great lesson in appreciation…”

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