Loneliness vs. Solitude

As a psychotherapist I've sat with many individuals feeling overwhelmed by or fearing the state of being alone. Some are in relationships, yet struggling to feel connection. Others are fairly new to the area with unfamiliar roommates, or have suddenly found themselves single and alone for the first time. Frequently they have not had the opportunity to become acquainted with and relax into the abundance of gifts that solitude has to offer. Loneliness and solitude differ in that loneliness is a sense of sadness brought on by feelings of isolation or lack of companionship, and can be felt when in the company of others, while solitude is the state of being alone, it is a period of time one often





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