Seeking a solution for sadness

When everything seems to be going right, why does it feel so wrong?

Time to shake things up, says our elder! Instead of focusing on yourself, consider lending a hand to those less fortunate.

Dear EWC:

Hello! Good evening, I am writing this for assistance with the current situation I am in. I am lonely, sad, I don’t want to talk to people, and I am entirely down. I feel broken but I can’t understand why I am like this. I don’t have any problems nor do I have any issues with my family. I am doing a job that I have loved ever since I was a kid. I need help with how to overcome this situation, please. I can’t wait to have a solution provided by you. I will be glad if you respond. Thanks.

John-Counsel replies:

You are fortunate to have a good family life and to work in a job you love. These obviously do not explain your loneliness and sadness. I suggest you try some things to shake up your life a bit.

You might try volunteering, perhaps at a local food bank or any other agency that helps the less fortunate. This will put you in contact with fellow volunteers and may help you create some camaraderie. More important, you will be in a position to help people who are less fortunate than you, and I suspect that you will find immense satisfaction in giving your time and expertise.

Another thing you might try is exercise. Perhaps you already do this. Finding an outdoor activity like walking, running, or playing tennis often helps people find joy and a better outlook on life. A club or gym where you can join others in a healthful activity that you enjoy might help you mitigate both your loneliness and sadness.

The goal of these suggestions is to find real joy in your life, to discover avenues of interest that you enjoy but also give you less time for dwelling on your sadness. I hope these ideas help you and I wish you well. Take care!




  1. Nayram ahmed Reply
    March 5, 2021

    Hey there I need your help please

    1. Administration Reply
      March 5, 2021

      If you’d like to connect with an elder for some advice, please go to our website and an elder will respond. They do not respond to posts on Facebook in order to maintain confidentiality.

  2. Nayram ahmed Reply
    March 5, 2021

    Literally I think am heartless person I don’t know why, am also having relationships problem I can’t feel in love

    1. Administration Reply
      March 5, 2021

      Please consider visiting our website and asking for advice from an elder there. They do not respond to posts on Facebook in order to maintain confidentiality.

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