Married People Report Loneliness More Than Unmarried People
This might be surprising, but it’s true. According to recent studies, a little over 60% of all people claiming to be lonely are married. This is actually a huge problem that tends to lead to several issues within relationships. When we’re lonely, our perception of our relationships can actually become distorted.
In fact, some studies showed that simply asking a person to recall a time when they felt lonely was enough for them to somehow devalue relationships entirely. This includes romantic partner(s) as well as friendships. This will then cause people to withdraw from these people, in spite of their romantic partner or friends being capable of taking away their loneliness.
When it comes to married couples, many no longer feel that they can share their deepest thoughts, desires, and overall feelings & experiences with their partner. This leaves them feeling disconnected from them, thereby feeling alone. People in these positions will then believe their spouse cannot over them the deep connection they desire from a romantic partner.