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Loneliness

30 Ways to Cope with Loneliness
Narrated by: Valerie Gilbert
Length: 38 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Do you ever feel lonely? Everybody does at some point. It's completely normal, but it becomes a problem when we dwell on it, when it becomes an agonizing psychological pain. Dealing with loneliness can be tough, so in order to help you, I have put this list of tips together. These ideas can assist you when you are trying to get through a lonely time in your life and eventually overcome it or diminish it significantly. I have applied a lot of these ideas in my own time, so I am hoping they will help you, too.

©2015 Rita Chester (P)2015 Rita Chester

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  • Ray Johnson
  • 16-05-2018

No matter what you think you are never alone

Chester pens a perfectly helpful piece that should help anyone who is disconnected or feels unplugged from others. I am a funeral Director, and I read books like this to help me help others cope with loss. One of the most overwhelming thing that I hear from the family survivors is that they are lonely, and cannot seem to get over it. Even having people who care about them nearby doesn't seem to help. I think that Rita Chester has written an excellent piece that should help whomever reads it learn to move back into the world an reconnect. I will certainly share her ideas with my families when I see they need a hand to get through their period of lonliness.

I must say that I like the cover, with one simple picture it depicts the solitary individual, whereas the color in the background, along with the birds indicates that there is hope. Excellent choice.

Gilbert's narration is soothing and helps one connect to the message that she is providing. You can feel her empathy, and her trust in the material comes through clearly. I wish more narrators had this kind of style. She was an excellent choice to read this book.

If you are lonely, get this book, and see that there is no reason to feel that way anymore.

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  • jency
  • 16-03-2017

Ways to cope with loneliness!

Would you listen to Loneliness again? Why?

Yeah
i heard more than two times.

What did you like best about this story?

We have family and friends but we can't seem to let go of the feeling of loneliness and abandonment. I had that experience once and I am glad that I got out of it.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Rita's book not only made me relive my past but it also helped me by sharing good tips on how to recover faster should I need to go through that same pain again.

Any additional comments?

In this book, one can find so many useful ideas on coping with loneliness. I should recommend this to many people, who are alone and not able to cope with that. IN this book, you will find comfort and many helpful tips for you. Just be attentive and take it seriously.

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  • Erica Jones
  • 09-07-2018

Nothing new

I was expecting more on the psychology of loneliness. My mother could've suggested these things.

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  • Roxi
  • 28-03-2017

Common Sense

Would you try another book from Rita Chester and/or Valerie Gilbert?

No.

What was most disappointing about Rita Chester’s story?

This book contained only completely common sense. I could have written it in an hour with no research or anything.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Her pace was painful. I recommend playing this at 1.5 x normal speed unless you're trying to fall asleep.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

If a person is so emotionally defunct that he can't think straight, this book would state the perfectly obvious for him.

Any additional comments?

Treat yourself to a coffee instead of to this book.

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  • Uschi
  • 03-12-2017

Mostly obvious plus advertising

Narration was clear but somewhat wooden. Content was obvious and poorly written. Much of the content was framed by attempts to lure the reader into buying more of the author's books. Don't bother.

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  • Colleen Elizabeth Kennedy
  • 23-09-2017

I don't think the narrator could sound less like they cared if they tried

If you are lonely this book will not help you as there is no compassion at all

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