I’ve seen so many immigrant women, myself included complaining about loneliness.
It’s so easy to feel lonely when you are living in a country where you were not raised at. However, it’s so easy to feel lonely in your home country as well!
Ask your best friend from your home country! This is a problem of our time, not exclusively of our condition of being immigrants.
Depression, Anxiety, Mental disorders are so close to us…. But why?
We are distancing ourselves from our social nature!
We need presence, hugs, face to face conversations!
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest….. those are great places to START or keep in touch, but you can’t keep your relationships exclusively there!
Make them come alive!
One major thing you and the majority of the population are doing wrong is watching other people’s lives all the time on social media and not interacting with them in real life.
If you don’t have time at all, at least use more your messenger instead of just liking pages. Use your skype, invite your friends to your house once in a while.
Find fun things to do and share your experiences and vulnerabilities with people you love, this is what makes us humans. This is the human interaction, that we are craving.
So I have a very important tip to give to you:
Interact more and watch less!
Invite a friend you liked for coffee, to watch a movie… get together and start building the relationships you want to have.
Send this post to the first friend you made when you arrived in the US, or leave her name in the comments.