Loneliness can mean different things, depending on one’s situation and individual needs, but it is generally considered to be a negative or undesirable state. Feelings of loneliness may develop when one lacks fulfillment in one’s social relationships, but just as a person who is alone is not necessarily lonely, a person can be lonely without being alone.
A person in a romantic relationship who has few friends may feel lonely in the partner’s absence or find the relationship to be somehow lacking in other ways, and a person who has many strong friendships might still feel lonely at times. An individual who is not in a relationship and desires romantic companionship might also experience loneliness. Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl offers therapy to help you overcome this block.
For many people, loneliness is a transient state that passes eventually. But when one’s social needs and desires go consistently unfulfilled, feelings of loneliness may become chronic and debilitating and lead to a decline in mental health. Feelings of loneliness may sometimes develop to such an extent that they lead an individual to depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and or substance dependence. If you are someone dealing with this, Star Point Counseling Center has therapy- let us help you create a brighter path, your mental health is important to us.
An individual who seeks therapy to address feelings of loneliness may find it helpful to explore potential factors that may contribute to these feelings. Often, these factors can be discussed and resolved in therapy.