How to Overcome Loneliness As an Only Child

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    Realise that a lot of geniuses in science, music, art, and literature were single children, so you have a good chance of being great in life. You may not always relish in the alone time, but it gives you time to develop your own skills and practice them without interruption.
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    Talk and spend time with someone who has lots of annoying siblings to realize how lucky you are having the sole attention of your guardian/parent/s.
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    Have a sleepover/playdate with a friend who has siblings and realise how much easier it is to have your own space. Siblings can be very messy!
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    Keep in mind this. Most families in China only have one child. China has a 1.4 billion population, so you are certainly not alone in being a single child!
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    See that there are positives and negatives to being an only child, so it may appear that having siblings is better than it actually is...the grass is always greener on the other side. A lot of kids with siblings wish they were only children.
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    Everyone gets lonely at times, so talk to someone and let them know. If you find it hard to do that, then write in a diary, say it out loud, and just get it out of your system.
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    Don't give yourself a chance to feel lonely. Join a sports team, or if you don't like sports, find a good group hobby or club. If you really want to, make your own club! Try to make friends along the way.
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    Don't feel bad about being an only child. The way you look at it determines how you see yourself in the world. Its not a negative thing.
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    When/if you have friends, try to interact with them. They are your friends, after all! You can shop with them or go for movies.
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    If you have some problems with communicating(shyness,etc) don't worry! There are also a lot of other ways to entertain yourself. You can party by yourself, act imaginary roles, listen to music or read books, or find a hobby.
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    Own a pet. Pets can be fun, and can keep you from getting lonely. If you aren't allowed to have a pet, but love animals, try to see if you could work with them at an animal shelter.
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    For some people, a good thing to do is to create an imaginary friend/brother or sis, whom with you can shape their personality, and share things with.
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    Try to do some work. This will help everybody, and will also prevent you from feeling lonely.

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