Whoever you are, I’m glad you’re here. Whether you feel lonely at the moment, or whether you know someone who’s lonely, please join the debate – I’d love to hear your story.
You might be any age, from primary school onwards. You might come from any country, be any colour, live in any circumstances – with family, with friends, alone, at school, in digs, in prison, in hospital, abroad, on the streets, on the move. You could be single, married, or somewhere in between. You might have kids, or not. You could be at work, or unemployed, or at leisure. Perhaps you’ve got pots of money, or none at all.
Are you generally unhappy, or mostly okay if it wasn’t for the loneliness? You might be feeling lonely now because of a recent problem, or because you’ve always felt like this.
May the loneliness is crippling, or maybe it’s a gnawing pain inside you that will go away soon. Are you getting on with daily life all right, or does the loneliness stop you from functioning?
I hope you get the picture. Loneliness can affect people in many different ways, and at any time, for any length of time. And just because people seem to be successful, beautiful, rich, famous, happy, popular or powerful, they might be hiding a terrible loneliness and emptiness inside. Loneliness isn’t about failure, or losing, or not deserving more. It’s a feeling, and it’s out of our control for the moment.
There are over a billion people who are feeling lonely, and have done for ages. So if it’s you who feels lonely, you’re not alone. There’s no shame or embarrassment about feeling lonely – all it says is that you’re a human being who’s lost touch, who feels unconnected, maybe alienated. That says you’re human, and maybe you need to do something to feel better.
If you want it, there’s a solution to the problem. You don’t have to feel lonely any more. Find out more by reading the blog…