Loneliness is on the increase today! Feeling lonely? If you suffer from feeling lonely or loneliness let me share with you how I overcome my sense of emptiness, low self-worth and loneliness. Discover a possible cause behind loneliness.
Lonely? Behind loneliness and emotional pain
by Wilma Watson
Loneliness! Feeling lonely? I know the feeling well as I was living in a very isolated area in Ethiopia doing medical work for several years. Sure I was surrounded by beautiful people but I wasn’t able to communicate my deepest thoughts with them. May be you are feeling isolated and lonely or just plain lonely even when you are with other people. It is the later that I want to discuss and undercover a possible cause.
A lack of identity and a sense of loneliness can stem from emotional, physical, sexual or spiritual abuse.
What is abuse?
Abuse is when a person with unmet needs uses you to meet their needs without giving any regard to your needs. In this blog we’ll discuss the subtlety of emotional abuse and how you can be left with feeling lonely or suffer from loneliness.
Emotional abandonment can produce a sense of loneliness
Emotional abandonment is usually a generational problem. Emotional abandonment is exhibited when the parent is an adult child, searching for someone to nurture them.
Their own child senses this need, and unconsciously seeks to fulfill that need by being there for the parent, as opposed to the adult “being there” for the child. This gives a false sense of security for the child, who feels needed, but lacks someone to care for his/her own needs. As a result of the child not having his/her own emotional needs met, the child is left with feelings of abandonment.
Unfortunately, these children are usually admired for their achievement and grow up putting more emphasis on `doing’ rather than ‘being’. Hence while they are busy and being affirmed their self worth is high and loneliness is not an issue but when not being affirmed for their effort they are left with feelings of emptiness, low self-worth and loneliness.
I know what it is like to feel empty and suffer from a low self-worth and loneliness for I was emotionally abandoned at an early age as I sought to rescue my parents from continual discord. They were caught up in their own pain and not always available to meet my emotional needs as a child.
There is hope for you if you have suffered from emotional abandonment
If you suffer from feeling lonely or loneliness let me share with you how I overcome my sense of emptiness, low self-worth and loneliness.
I have found a friend who is with me all the time! Jesus promised while on earth that he would never leave us or forsake us. I have got to know Jesus personally and can talk to him as a friend any time of the day and night. He continually encourages and affirms me.
Watch this short video and discover how you can make Jesus your friend too.
Loneliness! As I said I know the feeling well! Still feeling lonely? Having discovered a possible cause behind loneliness – abuse, emotional abuse, why not check out this link on exposing inner shame. http://www.breakfreetoday.org/session-3/