I receive emails from Bottom Line Publications and find many of them very helpful. Here is the introduction to this article that addresses Rejection, Loneliness, and Failure:
"We try to shrug off the little things that make us feel bad. We tell ourselves it doesn’t matter that we were snubbed by a neighbor. We reason that it’s no big deal that our plan to get new customers failed. We reassure ourselves that our feelings of loneliness after retirement will pass. But recent research suggests that minor emotional challenges such as these can lead to major mental-health issues when left unaddressed.
Example: A study published last year in Psychological Science found that the more minor daily emotional stresses participants reported, the more likely they were to suffer from other serious psychological disorders such as depression 10 years later.
Minor emotional challenges are the psychological equivalent of cuts and scrapes. They don’t require surgery, but a little basic first aid will reduce the odds that they will become infected.
Effective first-aid strategies for three common emotional challenges, Rejection, Loneliness, is found in the following article. The article was too long to post here so go to the link.. The link is also long but I copied it and pasted it into my browser and it worked. My friends, I wish you the best and pray for this entire group every day…Tony5657 in New Braunfels, TX
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