Loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company or the quality of being unfrequented and remote; isolation. After a stroke, it is normal to feel lonely after all in most cases it’s like you have lost your best friend (you).
Loneliness can usually occur when:
It is not a pleasant place to be but, some good news, our old friend plasticity can help us again. Just like plasticity can rewire physical abilities, it can rewire thoughts, beliefs, and feelings, too. So, every time you have a negative thought of any kind, change it to a positive one .. For instance, in the negative examples above, change them to:
And just like therapy exercises, this must become a habit. Repetition is required to change your thoughts also! Again, as many as possible!