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Modern life creating 'Eleanor Rigby' generation of lonely Britons
One in 10 Britons often feel isolated and half think that people are getting lonelier in general, according to research released by the Mental Health Foundation...
Andrew McCulloch, chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation, said: "Changes to the way we live are putting an increasing number of people at risk of loneliness, which can lead to health problems if chronic. ...
...Another indicator of the trend is the rising divorce rate, which almost doubled in the past 50 years.
The research, published in The Lonely Society?, found that women are more prone to feeling detached, like the lonely character in The Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby.
Figures also showed one in three people would like to live closer to their family.
Originally posted by unityemissions
I live alone and wouldn't have it any other way. Had room mates before and it was hell. I need complete silence and darkness in order to sleep properly. Also require large sums of time to "decompress". All I have to do is walk less than 1,000 ft and there's a bar I'm a local at.
I'm usually alone, but rarely lonely.
Originally posted by StraightMassa
reply to post by silent thunder
Dont worry. The socialist state known as the UK will just mandate that you MUST make friends with everyone in your village.