5 Ways to Overcome Loneliness in a Relationship

Together alone.

Originally posted in Psychology Today


“Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

While alone-time can be a welcome break from the noise of life, a truly wonderful chance to recuperate and concentrate, loneliness is always a downer. We can rationalize away loneliness when we are indeed alone. It seems to be a grounded response. There might even be hope for the future. On the other hand, feeling lonely in the presence of a life partner is the type of loneliness experienced in underground dungeons where “tomorrow” makes little sense. It is painful to feel estranged when looking at the one with whom we share a bed. Coming home full of impressions without being able to (more…)