Loneliness is a massive issue in the UK, so much so, that the government saw fit to appoint a loneliness minister.
There’s a fair amount of stigma around being, or admitting to feeling lonely. People assume that to be lonely, you have to be physically alone, and I don’t think that’s actually the case. You can be in a room full of people and still feel alone! Real connections are needed with other human beings in order to feel supported, accepted, and validated, especially if you’re to reach a point where you feel comfortable opening up about things that may make you feel vulnerable.
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