Emptiness are experienced by most people at some point in life. However, chronic feelings of emptiness, feelings of emotional numbness or despair, and similar experiences may be indications of depression. Emptiness can also be experienced as an aspect of bereavement following the death of a loved one. An individual who experiences consistent and severe feelings of emptiness may find it helpful to speak to a therapist at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl especially when it becomes difficult to focus on other aspects of life.
You may be asking yourself, Why do I feel empty? People confront feelings of emptiness in life for many reasons. For example, the loss of a loved one—whether to death or separation—may leave one feeling empty in the absence of a person who may have provided purpose and structure to life. A sudden change in life circumstances may also produce such feelings.
Emptiness can leave a person feeling emotionally numb, despondent, isolated, and anxious. Some describe the experience as an empty feeling in their chest. People attempt to fill that void in a number of ways, often engaging in activities that are ultimately unfulfilling, such as compulsive shopping, eating, or the use of substances.
For relationships, when emptiness comes from miscommunication or misunderstanding, couples therapy at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa, Fl & Brandon, Fl may help you and your partner learn communication skills and discover more about your partners needs in the relationship.