ENTERTAINMENT
08/31/2015 01:33 pm ET Updated Sep 03, 2015

How To Stop Being Lonely (Without Needing Anyone Else)

An all-new season of Dr. Phil premieres September 14! 

The number one need of all people is acceptance, according to Dr. Phil. "We often interpret that as meaning acceptance from others, but the most important relationship that you will ever have is the one you have with yourself," he explains in the video above. "If you’re not your own best friend, if you’re not there for you minute to minute, hour to hour and day to day, you can be very lonely, no matter what anybody else does."

He continues: "Each of us has an authentic self -- who we truly, uniquely are. If we’re at peace about that, then we’re not vulnerable to what others say. You need to live to your own standards. You need to be true to your own values. People come and go, but you stay in your own life. You need to be your own best friend."

Also on HuffPost:

PHOTO GALLERY
Habits of Genuinely Happy People
CONVERSATIONS