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Loneliness, Interventions

  • By: Mima Cattan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Loneliness is a subjective, negative, and unwelcome feeling of not having a close companion, desirable friends, or social contacts. It is characterized by negative feelings such as not belonging, being left out, boredom, sadness, depression, and anxiety. Loneliness and social ...

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