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Claudia Hammond, who instigated the project, looks at the findings and spoke to three people about their experiences of loneliness.

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Most admit that they have never spoken to friends or family about how they feel. Michelle can relate to this. Christine was 15 years younger than Barry, so they always quietly assumed he would go first.

We prize space, privacy and independence, and the richer we get the more of these we can afford, yet their corollary is being alone. One in 10 Australians currently lack social support, a recent Relationships Australia study found. But eventually, sitting hrre a bench, I switched on my recorder, and we bit the bullet.

Sometimes I feel I'm overshadowed by my dog. When do people feel lonely?

We asked people which solutions to loneliness they had found helpful. If I feel really bad, now I drop people a message.

Instead, perhaps possibel about how you can work on existing relationships. The lady in charge that day was wary of my questions, and made me promise not to give her name. Some people can feel lonely despite having extensive networks, while some others might not, even if they live alone. You are dealing with so many things alone that when people do take an interest you can be quite defensive sometimes.

It's hard to admit we're lonely, even to ourselves. here are the signs and how to manage them

If you have a good piece of news or a bad piece of news, it's not having that person to tell about it. Disability, illness and loneliness. My mental health was the worst it's gere been.

At first, she panicked. It's almost like an out-of-body experience because I can hear myself saying these positive things, when I'm thinking about how I struggled Dirn get out bed yesterday.

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I'm a fast walker. And shifting my focus towards other people, not being so introspective, meant my mood improved. The distance between the image I give and the reality is getting wider and wider. And there's a decent chance you're feeling lonely too, judging by the statistics.

'i'm surrounded by people - but i feel so lonely'

How normal is it fo feel lonely? My future became a wasteland full of empty days. How often did I expect to talk? I'm still here at and-a-half. And lots of things can be used to appease this — sex, for example.

It's not the most healthy or practical way of dealing with loneliness, but it's about being around people and it's great because you can lose yourself in the crowd. So I could identify with a dipsomaniac, isolated spinster. There are several reasons why younger people yhink feel lonelier. Overs are lonely.

We took delight in the simple things in life, like walks. It's tempting to conclude that something about modern life is putting young people at a higher risk of loneliness, but when we asked older people tto our thinkk about the loneliest times in their lives, they also said it was when they were young. Now that he's too frail to leave the house very often, he says it's opened up the world.

Or maybe you just dress differently. But I stuck with it because I knew that nothing would change without it.

Absolutely everyone stops to talk and ask about your dog. He used to manage a betting shop, but after a mental breakdown ended up on the streets.

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This can often involve a combination of paranoia and a very high level of judgmentalism about others. She initially attributed the sense of loneliness she had to the long-distance nature of their relationship, but it stayed when he ti to Germany to live with her. But most of them now are married and taken up with babies. The first two weeks in that bedsit were bliss, but it did not last.

More than 1m older people feel lonely all or most of the time, and most of them do not feel able to admit their loneliness to family and friends. But that is such an unrealistic expectation.

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Loneliness evokes a particularly vulnerable image, of someone living alone with no one around them. And I wanted to understand the psychology of loneliness. This is not something everyone feels they can do. Lonepy have to be really brave to invite someone for a cup of tea, but the outcome is worth the embarrassment and discomfort. But it's true that a lot of people tend to feel lonely during big life events.

Instead you wax learn to put forward alternative explanations - that they were tired or busy or preoccupied. Mental illness can make you anxious about seeing others, so you might spend more time indoors. It was loneliness in the sense of real deprivation, complete lack of human contact.

You feel terrible about yourself, you feel rejected. Jack King is 96 and lives alone in Eastbourne, on the south coast of England, after losing his wife in I sensed that what she had to tell me was going to be painful, so for a good while we talked of anything but loneliness. Social media might heighten Did of loneliness, but it can also help connect people.