How Loneliness Shows Up

The Hidden Ingredient in Relationship Strains

Season 2, Episode 91

More than just an emotion of physical isolation, loneliness represents the sensation of feeling disconnected and misunderstood. When you are agitated, when conflicts are adversarial, when you struggle with sexual issues, loneliness is in the root system. By learning to respond cleanly to the sensation of disconnection, you will be able to move forward toward relationship healthiness.

How Loneliness Shows Up

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

Something to Think about

In this episode, we identified that:

  • Chronic annoyance indicates a feeling of being misunderstood, disconnected.
  • Sometimes loneliness is self-inflicted, as when you choose not to be proactive in reaching out to others.
  • Minimizing lonely feelings often requires adjustments in expectation.

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