Do you find yourself surrounded by family and friends and yet you still feel alone? Was it your dream to come to New York City but now you’re finding that your dream isn’t coming true? Do you often feel out of place, lonely and sad with no place that feels like home?
Many people struggle with feelings of loneliness and disconnection. They come to New York City to follow their dream – whether it’s to get an education, advance their careers, or to have new opportunities and exciting adventures – only to discover that it’s much harder than they ever imagined to create a sense of home here. They feel literally and emotionally uprooted and displaced. They don’t feel at home with themselves or out in the world. Are you one of those people? Are these issues you’re wrestling with?
All of us need to find home in our lives. As Maya Angelou tells us:
The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
As Marilynne Robinson says in the Gilead:
There’s a lot under the surface of life…so much loneliness where you wouldn’t expect to find it…
You can read more about the Gilead here.
All kinds of people struggle with loneliness. You can have a lot of professional success and still feel empty inside. You can be in a marriage and still feel lonely. You can have lots of friends and still feel like no one really knows you.
Get help if you are lonely in the city
Being lonely and sad doesn’t have to be a life long problem. You don’t always have to feel like an outsider looking in or like an actor playing a part. Loneliness need not be a chronic condition. Dr. Ross can help you feel more fulfilled and more grounded in your life. You can learn to feel better about yourself and the life that you’re leading. Therapy can help you to understand yourself and the relationships you create.
Reach out to Dr. Ross for help. Just call, or fill in the contact form and click Send. Help is available. You can make “lonely in the city” part of your past, not of your future.
To learn more about what to expect in therapy with Dr. Ross, click here.