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The signs, causes, and tips to overcome loneliness in relationships read

Feb 16 2021

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Nobody likes being lonely. Alone and lonely are two very different feelings, and the former can have a negative impact on your emotional well-being. Being in a relationship does not only mean being physically present; it’s about being emotionally present for each other as well. But when you start feeling left out or lonely in a relationship, there may be some trouble in heaven. Feeling disconnected with your partner can make you feel lonely and unable to express your feelings and emotions.

Signs of Loneliness in a Relationship

  • You and your partner are never on the same page anymore
  • Both of you find it challenging to communicate with each other
  • You feel like you cannot be yourself around your partner
  • Lack of or no intimacy at all
  • Spending more time physically apart than together

 

Causes of Loneliness in a Relationship

  • Incompatibility
  • One of them is suffering from depression
  • One partner is more dominating, leaving the other unable to communicate
  • Physical and/or emotional abuse
  • Lack of emotional support towards each other

 

Tips to Overcome Loneliness

#1 Talk to Your Partner

Loneliness can affect your mental health. One way to tackle loneliness is to talk to your partner. Your partner must know how you feel so that you two can work it out together. In any relationship, communication is the key. If you are feeling lonely, the first step to bridge the gap is to talk it out with your partner.

#2 Couples Counselling

An outsider’s perspective can always help. If talking to each other is not helping, consider couples therapy. A professional can help you and your partner figure out the problems and guide you two in resolving those issues.

#3 Internal Reflection

Sometimes, spending time with oneself can promote emotional well-being, help you figure out what is missing between you and your partner. If you are feeling lonely, engage in some activities that you love and can keep you busy. If you feel like you are too much in your head, try yoga or meditation.

#4 Socialise With Others

Feeling lonely in a relationship can also stem from not socialising with enough people outside of your relationship. Socialising with friends and family can help tackle that loneliness as well as understand what is causing loneliness in the relationship. Socialising is also very good for your mental health.

Couples tend to get lonely in their relationship due to the lack of communication and quality time spent with each other. It is essential to work together to overcome loneliness.

 

 


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