One of my recent callers sent me the sweetest note to update me on her situation. I thought I would share it with you since it’s not revealing anything that would identify anyone. It’s a typical situation that is affecting not just her, but many women out there in relationships right now and I felt that not only did she do the right thing, but she has saved herself in the process. The situation could have been much worse. Think: Kids, marriage, house, cars, joint bank accounts, and so on.
Here’s what she had to say a few days after our conversation by phone:
He called me and I said to him what you said I should say (that it’s been fun, but not in my best interest). Then, he told me I was being immature and emotional.
We all are force to combat loneliness at some point in our lives. It’s just human nature. The truth about dealing with loneliness is that it can be a very delicate balancing act. Sometimes you have to sit at home and face it, but sometimes you have to go out and try to meet people. It’s takes effort on your part and that’s where most people have a problem with combating loneliness.
I get a lot of email asking me what can a person do to help rid themselves of loneliness and feel more integrated into our world. What they are really searching for is how to rid themselves of the isolation they feel in their lives. It’s a growing problem in our world. Especially since the advent of the internet. Now people hardly have to leave their homes. We can do our banking online. Pay our bills online. Order food online. Have relationships online. Visit with our family and friends around the globe online, all without even having to leave the house.
At some point in all of our lives we will have and struggle with the natural emotions of loneliness. It’s normal. We tend not to think about that sometimes. Loneliness is an emotion. It’s that simple. We sometimes forget that we are social animals at heart. It’s true that we all need that support system of family, friends and our peers in order to keep our wits about us. However…