Triggers for loneliness
Sometimes things happen in life that can make us feel alone. Do any of these triggers seem familiar to you?
1 A change in social circumstances Have you changed job or moved to a new area? Had close friends move away? Had a baby? Lost a partner or spouse? Recently separated? Changes like these can leave even the most connected
person feeling alone.
2 Don’t have time to make connections? Perhaps you care for someone else, have a demanding job or are studying for a qualification. These can make it hard to keep up friendships and leave you feeling isolated.
3 Feel like you don’t belong? Our population is rich in diversity, but sometimes you may feel different from everyone else and find it hard to find your tribe or make friends. This can lead to feelings
of being isolated or left out.
4 Need help with social skills? Perhaps, like many people, you find socialising or reaching out challenging or uncomfortable. When you find it hard to make friends or connect with others, loneliness can creep in.
5 Physical or environmental challenges? For some of us, it can be physically difficult to make and maintain social connections. A lack of mobility, transport or living in a remote location can make it hard for us
to keep in touch.
Listen to or read inspirational stories on breaking the cycle of loneliness.