Loneliness

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Dealing with FOMO when you’re not ready to get ‘back to normal’

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Lauren Geall
  • A woman working from home
    Careers

    We need to talk about loneliness while working from home

  • A virtual date in lockdown
    Life

    What do the latest lockdown rules mean for couples living separately?

  • Set of headphones and laptop computer lying on unmade bed during Corona virus crisis. - stock photo
    Life

    “Am I the only one who feels more isolated now that lockdown is lifting?”

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Podcasts

10 of the most comforting podcasts to listen to if you feel lonely

Loneliness affects us all. Whether you need some company in the middle of the night or to know you're not alone in grief, find a comforting podcast here.

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Jess Denham
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When can I hug people again?
Life

Craving physical contact? An expert has this advice for anyone feeling frustrated

Lockdown may be easing, but we still won't be able to touch anyone for a while.

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Hollie Richardson
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A woman looking out the window
Life

It’s OK to admit that you’re feeling lonely. In fact, it might help

The UK’s minister for loneliness Baroness Diana Barran explains why talking about loneliness is more important than ever.

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Lauren Geall
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Living alone in lockdown
Opinion

“I've started to dread the weekend – I feel so aimless in lockdown”

One writer says work is the only thing keeping her company right now.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Exclusive: Emily Atack explains the problem with being called ‘lonely’ in lockdown

She talks to Stylist about the reality of being single during the pandemic.

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Life

Feeling lonely? Here’s how to tell when you’re struggling (and what you can do about it)

Because being isolated from your loved ones is difficult.

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Long Reads

Feeling lonely? Here’s how to beat the 4 types of loneliness

Over nine million Brits say they feel lonely. Here, an expert shares her advice.

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Being single during quarantine.
Opinion

Single in quarantine: “I can’t remember the last time I hugged somebody”

One writer shares the realities of being single during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Virtual pub
Life

The Corona Arms is a virtual pub where all are welcome and the drinks are free (well, sort of)

Come join in the fun and games to keep those lonely feelings at bay.

Posted by
Anna Brech
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Mute your phone updates during coronavirus.
Opinion

Social distancing: “Why I’ve muted my WhatsApp groups to protect my mental health”

Anyone else getting 104 notifications a day?

Posted by
Hollie Richardson
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Books

27 comforting books to stop you feeling lonely

“This book is the equivalent of a cosy light in the window welcoming me in.”

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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Hollie Richardson
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“Self-isolating is helping my friendships in these surprising little ways”

I’m certain that each and every little pick-me-up message is what’s going to get us through this...

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Long Reads

This is the (actual) reality of working for yourself

There are nearly 3 million #digitalnomad posts on Instagram, but it's not all coconuts and sunsets...

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Elly Earls
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Life

Advice on how to deal with loneliness, from elderly people who know

“If you're feeling lonely then go out and do something for somebody else…that's proactive.”

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Lauren Geall
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Life

This heartwarming Twitter campaign is helping people beat loneliness at Christmas

Sarah Millican's #JoinIn campaign has connected thousands of people in need over the festive period.

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Christobel Hastings
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People

Lonely at Christmas? Miley Cyrus just perfectly summed up why we need sad carols too

The singer's advice is a must-read for anyone feeling lonely this year.

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Jessica Rapana
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Life

Illustrator perfectly captures the beauty of being single

“I like to show women who exist in solitude but do not suffer.”

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Stylist Team
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Long Reads

“What volunteering for a suicide helpline taught me about loneliness”

“The majority of callers were lonely, and simply craved hearing another human voice that wasn’t from their TV.”

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Natalie Cornish
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Stylist Team
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Outdated and awkward, or good for our health? How phone calls could actually make us happier

Call me maybe?

eid
Long Reads

“Celebrating Eid alone this year didn’t feel like a celebration at all”

Salma El-Wardany was alone for Eid 2019. The isolated experience inspired her to make a change... for the better.

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Salma El-Wardany
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