social isolation

How I Battled Social Isolation

In Friendship by Interconnected Lives

Although social isolation is most common among adults, it’s quite possible for even young adults to be affected with this condition. I had a lot of trouble sifting through my thoughts, but after thinking about it for a long time, I finally decided to consult a physiatrist and that’s probably the best decision I ever made.

In the beginning, I found it hard to even think that I was completely isolated. Well, I lost my husband and though I have two daughters, I never got to see them much.

Loneliness, I tell you, is arguably the most terrible thing once can go through and it’s definitely not easy to sit at home every day, just doing nothing.

Many people who don’t understand social isolation talk about technology. Sure we have the internet, Skype, cell phones and other ways to get in touch with our loved ones, but what if you don’t want to talk to anyone anymore?

What if wished that you could just sleep and never wake up? Yes, that’s a horrible feeling and it threatened to break me, but once I realized about how I could heal myself, I didn’t waste any more time.

I’m aware that there are a lot of people out there who struggle with a phobia of interacting with people, loneliness and social isolation.

It’s not easy to talk to anyone about it either, but if you find yourself constantly shying away from loved ones and friends, maybe it’s time for you to take a closer look and accept what you’re experiencing.

Acceptance is the first step towards reducing social isolation and there are other ways that could help you conquer social isolation to a large extent, so let’s take a look…