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5 Ways To Cope With Loneliness This Holiday Season By Lorna Smith

’Tis the season to be jolly. The festive period is a magical time of joy, love, happiness and cheer. Or so we’re led to believe. But you don’t feel this way, you feel lonely. You may be away from family and friends, in a difficult relationship or feeling alone in a room full of people. No […]

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’Tis the season to be jolly. The festive period is a magical time of joy, love, happiness and cheer. Or so we’re led to believe. But you don’t feel this way, you feel lonely. You may be away from family and friends, in a difficult relationship or feeling alone in a room full of people. No matter the reason, when you’re lonely, the holiday season can bring with it a sense of dread and be a far cry from being the most wonderful time of the year.  There is a lot of pressure to feel happy and connected during this time with a high level of expectation which can magnify the feelings of loneliness. This in turn can lead to an injection of self-judgement which can be painful, stressful and make you feel even worse. Here are five simple ways that can help you to cope with loneliness over the festive period…

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