3 thoughts on “3 Surprising Reasons People Feel Lonely on Valentine’s Day

  • February 15, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Another top read! Thankyou Jonice, your articles and book have made a huge difference to my awareness of what’s been going wrong in my life, and also how to change direction!! One of the biggest challenges has been: stopping being so hard on myself. Listeniing for and limiting the damaging self-guilt trips that lead to self sabotage. Learning how to treat myself at least as kind as I treat others. I’m getting there, but it’s bittersweet: I really only saw these traits in myself after seeing them a friend who treats himself very hard, and who seems to fit exactly so much of what you write about CEN. He’s very stressed but will barely talk about it. Because of this I think I have a type of survivor guilt. Its making it so much harder for me to move forward. Any thoughts?

    • February 15, 2017 at 8:44 am

      It’s hard when you are outgrowing a close friend or family member. My advice is to try to be there for him as much as he’ll allow it, but not at your own expense. It’s very important to not be held back by someone else’s “stuck-ness.” Keep moving forward because the best way you can help him is by setting a good example for growth. Keep up the good work you’re doing!

  • February 14, 2019 at 8:15 am

    What about all the people who have lost a partner from bereavement and this is their first Valentines Day alone? It’s not that you want someone else or are a loner, it’s just that the day no longer features in something to share with a partner. You may have many happy memories of previous years but nobody to cuddle up to now.


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