Loneliness And Social Isolation: An Analysis

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Similarly, the different circumstances that lead to loneliness and social isolation can carry different connotations for the individual. These differences will have a profound effect on the individual and their self-concept as well as in terms of how others see them. It is suggested that individuals who become lonely after the death of a spouse will elicit a different response from their social network than individuals who are separated or divorced. There was some evidence to support this assertion as Dykstra et al. (2007) notes that divorce triggers more losses from the social network than becoming widowed. While Liu et al. (2013) found that rejection or neglect was significantly associated with loneliness among divorced participants. This

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