We all get lonely sometimes – why does it feel so shameful?

Nobody wants to talk about feeling lonely, because it is often associated with shame and failure.
Nobody wants to talk about feeling lonely, because it is often associated with shame and failure.

I sometimes feel lonely. There, I’ve said it. But most younger people wouldn’t. According to a report by the Mental Health Foundation, 42% of those aged under 34 would be embarrassed to admit to feeling lonely. This is despite the fact that one in 10 people in the UK do not have a close friend, a study by the charity Relate found.

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