10 Signs That You Don’t Really Miss Your Ex, You’re Just Lonely

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Social media leaves you feeling empty

We all love to lounge around and scroll through our social media platform of choice. However, when you’re already struggling with loneliness, spending hours on social media can exacerbate those feelings. As licensed clinical social worker Sherry Amatenstein explains in an essay for Psycom, “Studies suggest that using Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and similar social media apps to keep in touch with friends and forge off-line connections can add vitality and communion to your life. But if you are spending hours every day using social media mainly as a substitute for real connection, your feelings of loneliness and inadequacy will likely worsen.”

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