Monday September 21, 2020

Design for Life: How can I find a cure for my loneliness?

We ask a different expert to solve your problems each week. This week, chartered occupational psychologist Louize Carroll gives a reader advice on how to become more self-reliant and enjoy their alone time

9th August, 2020
Loneliness makes us focus on everything we don’t have, and makes us believe that we don’t have the capacity to get it

Dear Expert,

I can’t speak for everyone, but this pandemic is getting harder for me. I’m in my early 30s and single, and I feel like I don’t know what I’m supposed to be doing anymore. I recently bought my own house in the suburbs, and I’m grateful to be in this position when so many people my age can’t afford to buy, but it means that I don’t have my old flatmates...

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