Loneliness

Loneliness, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Being single during quarantine.
    Opinion

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

  • Virtual pub
    Life

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

  • Mute your phone updates during coronavirus.
    Opinion

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

Latest Stories

A woman feeling lonly
Life

How to tell when you’re feeling lonely – and what to do about it

As the country adapts to being in lockdown, Stylist explores how to tell when we're struggling with loneliness.

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Lauren Geall
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reading-books
Books

27 of the most 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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Life

“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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Hollie Richardson
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digital nomad
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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Jess Denham
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8 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.

Two older women
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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suicide prevention
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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Telephone
Life

Outdated and awkward, or good for our health?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

Call me maybe?

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Stylist Team
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Salma El-Wardany
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“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.

Woman laughing on phone
Life

Why WhatsApp might actually be good for your mental health

It turns out social media may not be all bad news after all...

Posted by
Lauren Geall
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Woman with her friends
Life

This is what having fewer best friends says about you

Quantity or quality though?

Posted by
Chloe Gray
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Lonely in London
Life

What does being lonely in London really look like?

These photos tell the candid stories of lonely Londoners.

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Hollie Richardson
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Loneliness Awareness Week
Life

Weekend evenings are the loneliest times for us, so how can we make things better?

A new campaign inspired by Jo Cox has been launched.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Line of Duty’s Vicky McClure talks social media dangers and the healing power of music

“There’s an irony that in a connected world, so many people feel disconnected…”

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Helen Bownass
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People

Adwoa Aboah’s 3 tried-and-tested tips for combating loneliness

“We’ve got to look after each other, we’ve got to love each other, even harder and even more powerful"

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Megan Murray
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Lauren Bravo
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Why are we so scared of silence?

From podcasts by day, to white noise at night, we’re constantly buffering ourselves from silence. But why?

People

Jenny Slate just perfectly summed up why every woman needs to learn to be lonely

In a revealing interview, the actress has opened up about anxiety, getting older and being OK on her own

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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