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Advice for you on loniless and depression

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Loneliness is a state of mind.
You can be alone and not be lonely.
You can be in a relationship and have lots of friends and feel very lonely.
The key is finding inner contentment with yourself. That’s easy for me any time I’ve been alone for years because I have always been able to keep my mind occupied with projects and interests.
If you can find something you like and have a passion for, that’s a great cure for loneliness. Again this is easier for me because I prefer to do things a lone a lot. But let the media and people tell you that the key to happiness is being in a relationship because that is misleading. A relationship may help or hinder your life. It all depends very much on who you are in a relationship with, that persons nature and how compatible you are, this also applies to friends (although friends can be given more slack and forgiveness for differences because degrees of friendships can vary a lot).
Keeping the mind occupied is key.
I grew up with animals and they are such a joy, a pet dog or cat. But I haven’t had one for years.
 
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I also highly recommend not listening to singers/songs with lyrics as many if not most are actually intentionally written to depress the mind. Also avoid alcohol, sweeteners and late nights.

Most important: EXERCISE!
 
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This is "what patients say works for depression" (I dunno more than that, like how many patients or whatever)


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Thanks for these @jajingna - super interesting data here! I think these would deserve their own post, to bring more attention to these :)
 
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What happens if you discover that you'll most likely be alone for the rest of your life?
 
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