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What do you do when your depressed and alone

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This guest article from YourTango was written by Brock Hansen. Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? And I have also suffered from loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children.

All of us have experienced some degree of abandonment, if only for a short time, and remember the painful and scary feeling that goes along with it.

Whenever we are reminded of this feeling or anticipate it in the future, we get a twinge of abandonment distress that we experience as loneliness. This can happen among a crowd of friends or even after making love. Here are some tips for recognizing loneliness for what it is and dealing with it in the healthiest ways. Realize that loneliness What do you do when your depressed and alone a feeling, not a fact.

When you are feeling lonely, it is because something has triggered a memory of that feeling, not because you are in fact, isolated and alone. The brain is designed to pay attention to pain and danger, and that includes painful scary feelings; therefore loneliness gets our attention.

But then the brain tries to make sense of the feeling.

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