How to Deal With Loneliness — and Finally Find Your Belonging

This piece on how to deal with loneliness is part of my themed posts for Mental Health Awareness month. Check out other posts about on money and mental health here.

I signed off a call with my family, feeling lonely and letdown. We’d taken to having weekly conference calls to catch up while everyone’s been stuck at home. 

This week, I’d shared some professional updates — things I was working on but not quite confident about. I was nervous to share that news and hoped for some excitement and reassurance.

Instead,  when I was done the subject of conversation just changed. No, “Wow, sounds exciting. Keep us posted!”

My heart sank. I felt so, so alone.