Loneliness a bane or a

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Loneliness a bane or a

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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. How to Handle Loneliness Getty There are many things to love and enjoy about being single. Being single, as I have said before, is not a bad thing. However, as with anything, being single is not always fun or easy.

In our culture there is a very real pressure, whether spoken or not, to be married; an expectation that at a certain point in life, people should want to be married. However, it is not always the external pressure or presumptions that are the hardest for single people to bear or the most dangerous.

Often, the toughest challenges and most significant pressures of being single come from within. Many of us internalize the external pressures and expectations around us -- we adopt or over-identify with the issues of other people and society.

We aim to please or meet the expectations of others rather than focus on our own expectations and desires. If enough people ask, "What is wrong with you?

Who knows how many family, religious or geographical cultural beliefs are tattooed on our lives to our own detriment.

One of the dangers of internalizing the beliefs and pressures of others is when those feelings start to drive life decisions.

Merriam-Webster defines lonely as: There are married people who are lonely, despite having the company of their partners. Even though we often equate being alone with being lonely, the two are not the same.

Aloneness always means solitary, but it does not mean you are feeling sad, bleak or desolate. So, we can be alone and not lonely, or we can be alone and lonely.

Loneliness a bane or a

But, being single and lonely can create problems. When you are single and not lonely, it is easier to ignore the external pressures surrounding getting married and enjoy being single. But, when you are single and lonely, it is much harder to lay aside the pressure to be what others expect.

Loneliness a bane or a

It is easier to accept that there is something wrong with you or to feel hopeless because you are not married. If we take no action to address our feelings of loneliness and stay in that head space too long, those feelings can start to drive our decisions.

Feeling loneliness or fear from time to time as a single person is normal. In fact, it is normal for everyone. Problems arise when we make decisions that are designed to provide relief of temporary issues, like loneliness, but ultimately have long-term or permanent negative consequences.

The desire for instant gratification, especially in relationships, rarely produces the best results. At 30, and by nothing short of a miracle, I extracted myself from a relationship that I, by the grace of God and three good friendsidentified as going nowhere.

One of the shocking responses I got from friends after that break-up was how "brave" I was for ending the relationship.

I could not imagine staying in an unhealthy relationship just to avoid real or perceived loneliness or being single. I was lonely and sad in that relationship and for me, the result of continuing that relationship would not have helped me to avoid loneliness -- I would have ended up lonely and married.

I support relationships and want one, but only one that is good, healthy, and stable. We not only stay in bad relationships to avoid loneliness, but we initiate relationships as a solution to our loneliness.

We get involved with people that we would never date but for the loneliness. I had a friend who once took up with a man who lived in a basement room with no windows, had once been a mortician and admitted to her almost immediately within 10 minutes when they met that he has shot someone.We all struggle with the feeling of being isolated and detached from everything around us on various occasions in our lives.

There is the cosmic loneliness of being on a sphere spinning and. "Lonely Boy" is an international hit song from , written and recorded by Andrew Gold in for his album What's Wrong with This Picture?

It spent five months on the American charts, peaking at number seven in both Canada and the United States, and number 11 in the United Kingdom. While "Lonely Boy" would be Gold's biggest U.S.

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He was seized with fear for what he might do in his despair. Mark (Mark ) With thanks to page sponsor Rev. Judith Bryant, Mont Vernon Congregational Church, UCC, Mont Vernon, NH. Reading the Text. Dionysus was the Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure, festivity, madness and frenzy.

This page describes the benefactions bestowed by the god on men and women in myth. The most famous of these tales include the first vintner Icarius, King Midas of the golden touch, the water-to-wine Oenotrophi maidens, and the hospitable King Oeneus.

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