“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” Proverbs 27: 17
Sometimes people feel ashamed to admit that they need other people. Maybe it’s pride, or then again perhaps it hurts to much to ask for help when the heart is broken. Pride causes one to be separated from God, and from people who may care about their circumstances. There are times when people want to be alone, but those people don’t necessarily feel alone. Most likely they just need a little me time. You see, it’s okay to be okay with spending time with yourself. During times like this is when the most therapeutic self-inventory sessions happen.
You may not know this but being lonely and feeling alone are two different things. Lonely is more of a temporary thing. Feeling alone is a whole different baby, “it can even have you feeling depressed.” Staying in that frame of mind for too long can be dangerous.
When I was in my twenties a young woman that I knew experienced a turbulent break-up. She and her husband had two small children. We were talking about the break-up one day and she blurted out, “I wish I was dead!” My first thought was, “what about your children?” And, I was thinking to myself, “no man is all that!”