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Summary

Find solace in solitude - a practical guide to overcoming loneliness.

Being alone doesn’t have to be lonely. Consider taking time to reflect, regroup, and reconnect with the most important person in your life - you. The Loneliness Companion can help you cope with feelings of alienation and isolation while finding comfort and community in our hyperconnected modern world.

Learn how to boost self-confidence and build self-esteem. The Loneliness Companion delivers real, actionable exercises and evidence-based strategies so you can navigate loneliness, heal from past relationships, and gain a healthier, positive approach to dating and romantic relationships.

The Loneliness Companion includes:

  • Helpful terms - explore the meaning, causes, and elements of loneliness - as it relates to breakups, being single, and beyond.
  • Simple solutions - powerful tools like meditation and visualization can help you gain confidence and self-esteem.
  • Practice makes perfect - apply new skills to your relationships with others and throughout your life.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Good for reading during covid isolation

The book features some very good and useful tools and techniques to shift your perspective. The biggest one i found was limiting my use of social media. It is very practical however does feature a slight emphasis on seeking a relationship which at times were a little too specific. It’s a pity the book is so short but sure it will be useful to pickup later and touch base on some of the exercises in the book.

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  • Olivia Chapé
  • 28-08-20

Why doesn't this book talk more about friendship?

Hmmm, not bad.🤔

I loved the narrator of this book! Gemma Sun was very calming when discussing a difficult emotional topic. The book flowed nicely and was easy to listen to. A perfect companion for a difficult time, when staying at home this 2020. However, I don't agree or find it relevant enough to give this book a high rating.

It started off well, but then had a large mid-section for singletons trying to find their perfect partner. I guess what I'm missing in my life is friendship, and I wish this could be discussed in more detail, rather than "an overview for everyone", type of book. There should have been two separate books, one for singletons or those with marital issues, and one for those looking to connect with others, in search of friendship, in and out of the office.

Creating a life in a new city has not been easy, and it has only dawned on me recently at how little I feel connected to the place. I've been living here for the past few years, which is soon going to clock over to a decade. However, the thought of leaving this place would mean leaving my husband, and I don't want to self-sabotage a good thing. A lot of people nowadays have to move for work, so I found it odd that this wasn't mentioned at all. How living in a foreign country can be difficult.

To help with my own loneliness, I have found joy in solitude when engaging and connecting with like-minded people online. Whether that's reading or listening to their stories, or viewing their progress on becoming the best person they can be.

I understand that there can be a negative impact, with say Facebook, but that's because my husband tells me that I still use it in the old fashioned way! Our younger generation is surrounded by social media, so you cannot say that it's all bad.

In the past, we were more influenced by being told what to watch and read. You merely had the option to switch on the TV and watch something that you may not be that into, but watched it anyway. And don't get me started with the ads! Already YouTube has too many ads in places, yet they are not 15 minutes long. Who has the patience for that nowadays? I sometimes find myself switching off when a 7 second appears.

What I'm trying to say is that nowadays we can choose what we are influenced by. I love how my home feed looks like on each channel and platform! The world wide web is full of inspiring and creative people. It's how you use it that's key!

Perhaps if someone hasn't found a hobby, this can perhaps be somewhat difficult. I don't feel the constant urge to update daily to all social media channels, because that would be exhausting! Instead, I use social media for that "tea break" moment, just as you would get out the newspaper on a Sunday morning, all curled up on the sofa with a good cuppa tea!

Social media can be a place online for positive motivation and entertainment, and I wish this could be discussed. As much as so many people of the older generation don't want to recognise this, we are entering a digital age, where babies have their own iPhones! You can't say that the answer is simply to take away what is clearly a part of many people's lives.

Like I said, the book was ok, but there could have been so much more to talk about on this topic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-01-21

A completely useless book

I am very disappointed by this book. It is full of clishés such as that instead of traveling alone you can sign up for a guided trip or retreat. Oh really? Thank you captain obvious. Do you think that your readers are idiots? I feel like this book was a total waste of time.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-02-21

a must read

everyone needs to listen to this book. you will feel so loved and learn lots!

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  • Teresa Shepperd
  • 10-11-20

great support for emotional state, however i think

maybe find a supporting neurological psychiatric md for some empirical framework. thanks heart stapleguned together.