Changed sleeping patterns, Deterioration of overall physical health, Experiencing self-doubt, Difficulties feeling happiness or joy, Feelings of isolation, Constantly searching for meaning in life through another person or event
Physically, loneliness may impact sleep patterns, eating patterns, and overall physical health.
Intellectually, cognitive thinking may be altered and a person may have difficulties concentrating.
Spiritually, loneliness may cause a person to doubt him/herself, doubt his/her beliefs/ philosophy, and feel disconnected from others.
Feelings of loneliness make it more difficult for a person to feel happiness and joy. Loneliness can make a person feel sad, depressed, isolated, and fearful.
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