[Read: The right way to make new friends when you can’t find any friends] #5 Be nice to yourself.
Just because you’re feeling lonely in your relationship and experiencing some challenges in your life, doesn’t mean you need to become hard on yourself.
Do something other than spending time alone doing nothing.
If you’re busy, it’s easier to forget that you were feeling lonely as other things occupy your mind.
[Read: 18 relationship turn offs that will soon ruin your relationship] What can you do to stop feeling lonely?
It is important to do a number of things when you’re starting to feel lonely in your relationship, and the following can help you start mending the disconnect you’re feeling. The absolute first thing you should do is talk to your partner about your feelings, and the concerns you have with your relationship.
If all you really want to do is curl up with a book or watch a movie, don’t. Sign yourself up for a new cooking class, or online course.
Human relationships are an essential part of life, and if you can meet people that share your interests, it will do a lot of good to overcome your loneliness.
Loneliness can be a perpetual cycle as it leads to you further closing yourself off to the people around you, causing you to feel even lonelier.
If you’re feeling alone in your relationship, resist the temptation to hibernate in yourself, and your secluded routine. If you’re feeling lonely and all you really want to do is nothing, make the effort to get busy.
If you don’t really know what you want in a relationship, then you won’t be fully happy and fulfilled. If not, maybe you and your partner aren’t as fit for each other as you believed, and that is causing you to long for something different.
You must pinpoint what it is you want and need from a relationship in order to fully embrace and engage with your significant other. [Read: The 3 stages to embrace and overcome loneliness] #3 Loneliness also occurs when communication is not open and honest.
Mind reading is not a common skill, and by stalling communication, you won’t help the situation.