Let your loved one know that you’re there to listen. Hold back judgment or unwanted advice, and simply be an ear. It will help them to know that they can speak to you openly, and that it’s okay to be repetitive with fears or thoughts. Let them know that they can call or text you any time to talk.
Humans are social creatures and we don’t do well in isolation. Many of us have felt like prisoners in solitary confinement because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. And many of us have been feeling our own mental anguish from this isolation.
With this in mind, here are some tips for coping with social isolation: