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What is Loneliness?


For an upcoming discussion about 'loneliness', I would love to know YOUR perception of 'loneliness'.

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    Thanks, Justice,,,, "... knowing their is something very important missing." Definitely a brilliant definition! I will use this.


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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    Thank you, Faith. I agree wholeheartedly with you: "Even those just "feeling" alone may hurt the heart even more than actually being alone." Humans are gregarious 'animals', not born to live in solitude. Thanks!

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    Thank you, superkates, I definitely like the description - 'a feeling of emptiness.'

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    Maggie, and when nobody understand us, how can we believe that anybody loves us? Thank you!

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    mhussain, yes, I know that feeling one gets when they are not able to connect.... Thank you!

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Kristal Joy C. Dela Cruz (happeningeachday) says

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    That would be the feeling of being forsaken/abandoned. Thank you, happeningeachday!

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    My dearest fpherj, I understand your description so well."... a constant feeling of emptiness..." This 'loneliness' became for the 1st time part of my life after my father had passed away. Though this emptiness could be filled by someone or something

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Ashley Anderson (aanderson2588) says

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    aanderson, you have actually summarized my perception of loneliness - that it is, perhaps, a synonym for depression. Yes, God is a source of strength and power, IF you are not also angry at him.... Thank you for answering my question :)


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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    Thank you, ahorseback - I know exactly what you mean. I am also adding an extract of your perceptive to my hub.

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Alexandria K. Reardon (akrwriter) says

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    "Not having a shoulder to cry on." Again, the feeling of being abandoned. Thank you, akrwriter.

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    Martie Coetser (MartieCoetser) 3 years ago

    khmohsin, I've just read that chronic loneliness is indeed a serious, life-threatening condition, instigating i.e. cancer, stroke and cardiovascular diseases. Thank you!

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