Some people who are single deal with the fear of being alone. Here are a few suggestions on how to manage the fear of being alone when you are not in a relationship.
Getting into a relationship is not the answer to your loneliness. What happens if you pick the wrong person? Let’s say you choose someone and you get married. After five or six months, you start to realize that you made a mistake in selecting this person. What do you do now?
Worrying can make the problem even worse. All the worrying in the world will not change anything. All you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and when something does happen, take it in stride.
Spending some time with animals can help you to feel better. Get a pet or volunteer at your local animal shelter. Walking or petting the animals can be very effective in managing loneliness. Animals are a great source for companionship.
Determine what you like to do and find a group where you can enjoy that activity. If you like to play baseball then find a local team. If you like to run, go to the track and run. Doing something you like will keep you active and help you to make friends.
It is important to have a good set of friends to deal with your loneliness. A person who has friends will not be as alone as for someone who is constantly by themselves. Again, join a group where you can develop long lasting friendships.
Regardless of your situation, things do not stay the same. You may feel very lonely today, but it won’t last forever. Remember this fact: Regardless of your current situation, everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. Nothing remains the same forever.
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. Remember that it never hurts to ask for help.
Stan Popovich is the author of A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear” an easy to read book that presents a overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com
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