Definition of Loneliness: the quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation.
Synonyms of Loneliness: isolation, sadness, unhappiness, forlornness, despondency, etc

These notes are from recovery in AA and/or related 12 step programs.
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We hope you find them helpful.
Love in fellowship.

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Loneliness happens when we build walls instead of bridges. Let the universe help you.

You are not in this world alone. You never have been, although your belief may have created that illusion. –Journey To The Heart | More…

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Feeling alone and lonely heightens our fears of inadequacy. We need a sense of belonging, every one of us.

The program’s Fifth, Ninth, and Tenth Steps guarantee that we’ll feel the closeness we long for when we work them. Judgments of others act as barometers of our own self-image. –Each Day a New Beginning/Karen Casey | More…

Many of us have tried to find a way to outwit our loneliness, or to escape its truth. We can’t obliterate loneliness. But we can learn to accept and deal with it.

We can accept this universal truth that we are alone.
We are alone, but so is everybody.

We can make true contact with each other out of our aloneness. True intimacy with another man or woman comes out of first seeing our separateness, and then bridging the gap. –Touchstones | More…

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Before I found my Twelve Step program, I felt so lonely. When I found my recovery program, I still wanted to isolate.

When I understood that my compulsive thinking was causing me to isolate and be more lonely, a big burden was lifted off my shoulders. The similarities, kindness and love I found in the rooms made it easier to look at my past.

It’s okay and good to feel my feelings but they don’t have to rule my life. Looking back is the key to my self-awareness and my recovery. –One Day At A Time | More…

Loneliness is something inside us. It’s not caused by other people’s behavior, though what others do may let us know we are feeling lonely.

Sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to feel lonely and know that we are okay no matter what we are feeling. The important thing to remember is that we are okay no matter what choice we make. –Today’s Gift | More…

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Almost without exception, alcoholics are tortured by loneliness. The agonies and the void that I often felt inside occur less and less frequently in my life today.

I have learned to cope with solitude.  –Daily Reflections | More…

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