Admitting you are lonely is not admitting you are a loser. Admitting to feeling emotional pain is authentic and… https://t.co/FoeB7HJE6P
— The Good Men Project (@GoodMenProject) August 3, 2017
Admitting you are lonely is not admitting you are a loser. Admitting to feeling emotional pain is authentic and vulnerable, and such an honest self-confrontation is the first step to changing how you feel. Admitting you are feeling isolated and being willing to do something about it is empowering and courageous.
We can’t change anything we aren’t aware of. So if you realize you are lonely, celebrate that awareness and have the bravery to do something about it. Remind yourself that in any group of adult men, others are feeling as isolated and in need of connection as you are. Instead of the old public speaking tip of imagining people in their underwear, imagine all the other guys are nervous, 7th-grade wallflowers and introduce yourself.