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On The Couch

If You’re Lonely in the Holidays, Do These 7 Things

Because it hurts.

Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash

A young woman told me in therapy she was a perpetual liar.

They weren’t big, harmful lies. They were little lies she told her parents, her colleagues — and herself — about the social life she wasn’t having.

The truth was, she was desperately lonely — and ashamed of it. She didn’t have a bestie or…

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