We all feel lonely sometimes, but in today's complex world loneliness is becoming increasingly common. People tend to live far away from their families, to move from job to job and work longer hours. All this makes it harder to maintain meaningful friendships and contact with relatives, or get to know new people. Whatever your reasons for feeling lonely, though, the pain is unmistakable: there's no doubt about it, loneliness hurts.
Loneliness isn't a personal failing, and this book explains why. Drawing on the latest research, Alice Muir looks at the theory that loneliness evolved as a survival impulse, and explains that it is rooted in the deep need human beings have for each other. Full of compassion and sound practical advice, this book will help you to:
- work out how much social interaction is right for you
- decide what to do when you are feeling lonely
- learn how to start a conversation and use body language effectively
- build your confidence and make new friends
- strengthen your current friendships
The good news is there is plenty you can do to overcome loneliness - Alice Muir shows you can take control of your life and make simple changes to start feeling better right now.
Alice Muir is a chartered psychologist and life coach.