We humans are social beings with a need to belong right from the time of birth.
This desire to belong is the motivating factor in the way we think, feel or communicate.
Most of the times, we may have had the experience of being in a crowded room surrounded by our friends or family but may still feel lonely. This is because loneliness is caused not by being alone, but by being without a relationship.
This need to be connected varies, but mostly, we all need to feel connected.
Though loneliness is experienced by people of all ages, it can be more intense for teenagers, as they go through physical, psychological and social changes which they may find exciting at the same time and scary too.
The physical changes like height,weight,appearance etc that teenagers experience may be different, slower for some and faster for others.
Social changes are those that occur from many ways, from friends, new school, new job, geographical dislocation etc. There are five significant psychological changes that teenagers go through from childhood to adulthood.
Through counseling, it is made to understand that all the changes that people experience such as emotional upheavals, loneliness, sadness etc, are a normal part of life and this will be explained to them otherwise, this may lead to long-term loneliness and disconnect from friends, family and society and this can have a serious impact on people’s lives.