Friends talking
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Your friends are on your side—but they want to know you are on your side too. If you talk about how lonely you are, then talk about what you are doing to solve that problem. Talk about the connections, activities and plans you have to make it better. You can say, "I've been feeling lonely since the breakup, feeling bad about myself. But I'm also thinking about what I can do to make things better—Internet dating, volunteer work, getting out more."

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