‘What is it like to live without any friends?’
‘ “You learn to rely on yourself and only yourself,” says 26-year-old Hazel Newell, reflecting on a period of her life that left her feeling alone, anxious and unable to connect with those around her.
According to new research by the British Red Cross, millions of people in the UK are suffering from loneliness and social isolation. Of the 4,000 adults who made up the study, a fifth said they had no close friends at all.
More than a third said they “often” felt alone, with nobody to talk to. And while many believe loneliness to be an issue that predominantly affects older people, the research suggests young adults are more likely to experience it.
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With thanks to Hamish Mackay from BBC News.