As a single individual myself, being lonely is heartbreaking. It takes a lot of positive self-talk and working on making yourself happy despite not having a romantic interest in your life. In her new blog post, Brittany Wong takes on a therapists role by opening with a quick shared experience and suggests that by investing in friendships, keeping the mental story telling to a bare minimum, and joining groups for your hobbies you’ll begin to feel happier with the potential for continued loneliness.
- Lauren started to freak out when she was quite in her md-20s because she was still single in her third year while all her colleagues had partners.
- She says that because society believes that a woman without a partner is not complete, she sometimes tells herself that her being single is her fault.
- Lauren regularly used to fret and wonder whether she would ever find the right partner for herself but she never realized that she was not alone.
“Outside of dating, cast a wider net by joining a group or taking a class that interests you.”