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Loneliness

Psychological Perspectives

 

January 25, 2018

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Ken Silvestro, PhD.

Loneliness is a feeling that covers considerable psychological ground. In other words, it is complex like most psychological expressions and experiences. Most people feel lonely from time-to-time, particularly when major events or changes occur. But as we get older, loneliness can dominate our lives.

In an attempt to avoid being lonely, people socialize. That is, people meet with friends, maintain permanent relationships, seek out groups and even go see therapists for companionship. People are naturally social; therefore, seeking to satisfy our social needs makes sense.

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