Fight Unwanted loneliness (Part 1) – Unwanted loneliness is a psychological discomfort that affects many people and often manifests itself in psychotherapy sessions. Let’s see what it is.
Unwanted loneliness is the feeling that a part of the population feels as if they have no support and no one to talk to.
This can be:
- they do not feel protected despite contact with other people
- clinically significant discomfort and a deterioration in the quality of life
Unwanted loneliness different from voluntarily isolate themselves because of unwanted loneliness causes no discomfort.
It can make other disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, or anxiety disorder. borderline personality.
What does it cause?
Usually generated as a result of the combination of various risk factors can cause Unwanted loneliness
Some of these factors may be the problem of social skills
The other factor that causes Unwanted loneliness :
- Age, because their environment had isolated older people
- Geographic mobility, because when you change your place of residence, you leave relationships weaker
What are the consequences?
The consequences of Unwanted loneliness :
- Lead to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, fear of social situations
- Deep frustration and a negative feeling. generates.
- Substitute for health-damaging behavior, such as drug use or other addictions,
- And can increase the risk of suicide, criminal behavior, and antisocial behavior.
In recent years, we have also found a link between unwanted loneliness and the risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Who usually suffers?
In addition to the elderly, what other profiles often suffer from unwanted loneliness?
- There is no profile because while it is true that people tend to think mainly of the elderly, this risk had exposed the entire society.
- The younger who do not have adequate social education
- We had known a period of change was The teenage stage and sometimes family detachment to turn to friends. This entails the risk that, if we didn’t manage this evolution properly, it may create avoid because it does not feel integrated with one or the other.
In addition, social networks, both in adolescence and adulthood, are a factor of great frustration, because we believe that they unite us and prevent loneliness, but often generate superficial relationships and strongly favor the social comparison. Indeed, the “best version” had shown and can generate a bias in favor of the person receiving this information, because it considers it as “less social” than its environment.
Has it increased in recent years? Why
This possible perception of loneliness has always existed, but it has increased through the use of social networks and the current pace of life that does not allow us to enter into such intense social relationships, because stress means that we only do not have a lot of time to interact. in a substantial.
The truth is that we are entering a disturbing reality in which our routine and the increased use of new technologies, the speed at which everything is happening … are preventing us from socializing as we should.