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Who would think you could be lonely raising a family!
It’s easy to be isolated when you are raising children. Your days are taken up with the world of kids, or even with the world of work and then kids. You can be surrounded by people at work and never connect, because your gaze is fixed firmly on your family.
Whatever the cause, the cure for loneliness is community. Connecting to other people face-to-face is probably the best way to overcome feelings of isolation. Social media is one way to connect with others, but it’s a poor imitation of the real thing.
Volunteering, dropping in on friends unannounced, casual visits to neighbours, friends and family are simple ways to get the human connection that overcomes loneliness.
For some people this type of connection comes naturally; for others it needs to be prioritised and worked on. So be it, if it brings a meaningful cure for loneliness.