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Ill health due to loneliness costs Australia $2.7bn each year, report suggests
Pandemic increased feelings of social isolation and a greater disparity was found between rich and poor

Donna Lu

18, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Life after loneliness: ‘At school, I was incredibly isolated – then I learned to build deep, thriving friendships’
I knew the pandemic meant long-haul isolation, bringing back terrible teenage memories. But friends rallied round with two-hour calls and freezing park visits

Lucy Webster

26, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Life after loneliness: ‘University was bleak; then I found confidence’
One day, after staring at an academic paper for three hours and writing nothing, I went to an employment adviser. He sent me off in a whole new direction

Peter White

25, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Life after loneliness: ‘I felt desolate, invisible, panicky – then I gave up my PhD and got my life back’
I felt the world had begun to look through me, as if I was made of air. When I decided to give up my plan for the future I immediately felt released

Arifa Akbar

25, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Ruby Wax on life after loneliness: ‘I always felt isolated. Mindfulness helped me drop my armour’
I created a persona to help me fit in – but no one can connect with you when you’re presenting a tough front. Once I left the narcissistic shores of TV, I learned to live very differently

Ruby Wax

22, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Life after loneliness: ‘I was homeless, hungry, skint and isolated. Then I found the secret of reconnection’
I had to choose between heating and eating – and ended up going to the library for warmth. There I was drawn into other worlds, bringing me much closer to other people

Daniel Lavelle

21, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Life after loneliness: ‘I was a single, isolated workaholic – until I learned to love my own company’
After my second divorce, I was alone for almost a decade. I soon realised that no one was coming to rescue me and began to build a new world for myself

Saima Mir

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tell us: how did you get through a period of loneliness in your life?
We would like to hear about your experience of loneliness – and how you managed to put it behind you

Guardian community team

19, Oct, 2021 @4:33 PM

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’You feel like a child again!’ Would exercising at 5am make you a happier person?
While 99% of us are still fast asleep, members of the Win the Morning, Win the Day movement are throwing themselves into a dawn walk or swim. We join them where it all started, on a beach in Hampshire

Emine Saner

11, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘Table for one? Yes, please’ – the joy of eating alone
More of us are cooking or eating solo – it’s time to break free from the stigma of dining alone

Clare Finney

19, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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These strange times have made us experts in loss and loneliness | Yvonne Roberts
A pioneering project aims to reject fatalism in favour of solutions for those feeling the effects of isolation

Yvonne Roberts

12, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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‘I miss it’: how fire left a swathe of north-east England with no telly
Fears loneliness among older people could be exacerbated with signal still down after mast blaze

Jim Waterson Media editor and Kevin Donald

11, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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