The pandemic has been making all of us feel a little more lonely than usual. Even if you are in a relationship, you can still experience loneliness during these uncertain times.
In addition to attending couples therapy in Scottsdale for more guidance and tools to strengthen your relationship, there are a few things you can do to feel less lonely.
First things first, you need to acknowledge your feelings! You must be open to the idea that something is off and that you need to figure out what is going on. Try to understand your feelings and don’t be so hard on yourself. We all go through difficult times, especially right now. The first step to fixing something is to acknowledge that something is broken and needs to be fixed. Start by reflecting and evaluating your feelings by jotting down your thoughts in a journal.
Don’t just rush into a conversation with your partner about feeling lonely. It is a two-way street and remembers that everything is unusually weird right now. Take time to really listen before speaking or before acting out. Listen to yourself, listen to your partner, and of course, listen to your therapist. You will need to be patient and handle the issue with care.
Just like with any issue in life, the best way to get to the root of the problem and solve it is to talk about it…honestly! Be open with your partner, yourself, and your therapist about your feelings. Also, always make sure it is the right time and place to discuss these issues.
Keep in mind that it is normal to feel lonely during these times. Your partner might even be feeling lonely as well, which might be making them make you feel lonely without even knowing it. Start by acknowledging your feelings, listen intently, and communicate honestly.