Running Head:ISOLATION

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ISOLATION A LONELY ROAD
Elizabeth Arguelles
Keiser University

ISOLATION

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ISOLATION A LONELY ROAD

There is a difference between the unhealthful experiences of isolation from the healthful and necessary experience of occasional solitude. Having time alone is an important part of emotional maturity. Sometimes we need alone time to sort through are thoughts, distress from a busy day. In a demanding world of seven billion people, restore a connection with our own needs, goals, beliefs, values and feelings. What about people who never make a connection with others? Human beings are naturally social animals. When we find ourselves becoming isolated, we should take that as a warning sign that we turned against ourselves in some basic way. Now how can we detect and learn from not becoming emotionally isolated, socially isolated, and how does it affect marriages and relationships. When do you get help through therapy and last but not least medical view on isolation?
Emotional isolation, which may include or result in social isolation, usually involves emotional withdrawal from other people. When a person is emotionally isolated, they keep to themselves, are unable to receive emotional support from others. “SHUT DOWN” or feel numb, and cannot or do not communicate with others. Expect perhaps for the most part they behave in this manner by yelling: close the door and leave me alone! Yes we all have witness this at one point. Either with a sibling, family member, friend and sadly grown adults. Let’s go down to memory lane, we can all go back to our childhood days when are parents sat us in a corner as a form of punishment. Isolating us form the rest of the kids. Communication wasn’t really big. We all just knew if we missed behaved we either got wacked or place in time out. Of course as kids, time out always seemed better. Children then learn to suppress their feelings. Now as an adult we start to question are

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