In this article that was published on Psyche.co Lily Verity and Pamela Qualter from the University of Manchester describe how they found in their research that those who report experiencing loneliness the most are young people, and the common images of solitude people tend to have do not match the experience of loneliness during adolescence and young adulthood. In the article they describe the common experiences that young people mention as reasons for feeling lonely, such as the desire for friends, identity changes, transitions, difficulties at home, etc. They provide in the article some practical steps everyone can try, starting with what one can do on their own and moving on to ways to connect with others: re-evaluate negative thoughts, embrace the benefits of alone time, express your feelings through creative means and so on. The article concludes with a helpful what to do and what to look out for in relation to loneliness. Read the article on the Psyche.co web site.
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