Talking to people who understand how you feel can make a huge difference Through Friends in Need you can chat online, find others who share your interests and meet up with people near you.Find out more Hi this is a group I've set up to see if anyone wants to talk with me :) I'm 27 and I've moved to a new area.I am feeling isolated and ive recently lost the confidence to make new friends.I am spending a lot of time in the house and would like to have a friend to enjoy spending time with.I do have good friends from the place I moved from but I have been letting down the friends I have cancelling meet ups because I feel down or anxious and I am loosing friends and distancing myself because of it Just a place for Cumbrian Fin users to hangout and swap experiences and hopefully as the group grows we can arrange meets, trips out, coffee meets walks all that jazz.
In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone.Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that marriage or cohabitation is the solution.Ask anyone who’s been in an unhappy, non-communicative marriage.Eric Klinenberg, the author of “Going Solo,” a book about living alone, looks at the emergence of the one-person household as an increasingly preferred living choice.“People who live alone do get lonely,” Klinenberg says, “but so do people in marriages.” Younger people have made living alone a choice; in the under-65 demographic, 15 million live alone and many are actively choosing single lives, at the same time proving that the old equation between living alone and being unhappy no longer holds true.Younger singles are just as happy and healthy as younger people in committed relationships.But what about the 11 million seniors who are leading single lives?According to researchers, many older singles are not doing so well. We worry about maintaining social connections if we lose mobility.As we age, many of us start worrying what living alone will be like. Those of us who sought a single life and chose not to remarry after a divorce or spouse’s death might find ourselves rethinking our priorities.Should advancing age cause people like me who are single to rethink our status? In an effort to quantify the feeling of loneliness – a sense of not having meaningful contact with others, accompanied by painful distress – geriatric specialists at the University of California, San Francisco, asked 1,604 adults age 60 and older how often they felt isolated or left out, or lacked companionship.Sixty-two percent of those who reported being lonely were married.