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5 Actionable Approaches to Gain the Upper Hand Over Loneliness

By Michelle Hill December 23, 2023

As part of humanity, we all experience loneliness occasionally. I know I have. When I was first divorced in 2000 and found myself spending major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas alone for the first time, I didn’t know what to do with myself…

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4 Things Most People Don’t Get About Loneliness After 50

By Dami Roelse December 09, 2023

I encountered loneliness in my late teens. Even though I was born into a large family and connected with friends through school and university, I felt the acute existential loneliness that comes with an inquiring mind…

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Is It Possible to Turn Loneliness into Solitude?

By Kathleen Metcalfe May 30, 2023

When I think about these two states of being – loneliness and solitude – they have such different connotations. And yet the border between them is porous. If we are lonely, can we just decide that we can cross over into solitude? It seems a bit like the old fairy-tale about spinning straw into gold. […]

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How to Find Friends and Fight Loneliness After 60 (In 5 Steps!)

By Margaret Manning May 18, 2023

Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge. As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents…

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The Battle Against Senior Loneliness: 5 Ways to Make New Habits That Keep You Engaged

By Maureen Lake February 07, 2023

Loneliness is a funny thing; it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Have you found that you’re not socializing as much at this point in your life? Maybe you’ve stepped away from your full-time job where people were only a fingertip away…

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4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays

By Karen Venable December 05, 2022

We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink…

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Divorce After 50: How to Kick Loneliness to the Curb

By Martha Bodyfelt May 12, 2022

When you are recovering from divorce after a long-term marriage, loneliness is definitely an obstacle that keeps you from moving on. We get stuck in this mindset because it makes us feel like we have nobody in the world. But it doesn’t have to be that way…

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5 Essential Skills for Overcoming Loneliness

By Paula Harer May 10, 2022

So, you are starting over on a new path and you are killing it! You are happy, you are fulfilled and you are living the life you have always dreamed of living. But, no matter how much you keep telling yourself how great your new life is, you are lonely…

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4 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness as an Older Adult

By Cyn Meyer January 08, 2022

The crushing feeling of loneliness can be a silent killer. The feeling can sneak up on you even when you’re surrounded by people. And it has detrimental effects on both your physical and mental health. In fact, research suggests that…

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3 Easy Ways to Beat Divorce Loneliness When You’re on Facebook

By Martha Bodyfelt January 30, 2021

We’ve all been there. You pour a glass of wine after a long day, and all you want to do is some mindless scrolling on Facebook to give yourself a mental break. But the exact opposite happens. The first thing on your newsreel is a picture of flowers that your high school…

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