valerie wrote: It's like the old man that bitched at his wife every day about everything.
His drawers were not clean enough
His food was not done enough
His bed not soft enough
One day she died.
That's about as lonely as it gets in my opinion. Now he has to bitch at himself
every day and to top it off, he has to wash his drawers himself, cook his food
himself, make his bed himself.
That's why old people get lonely after the spouse dies. It's because the other
one has no one to bitch at any more.
That is correct Valerie , but what about this study
In 2010 the Mental Health Foundation found loneliness to be a greater concern among young people than the elderly. The 18 to 34-year-olds surveyed were more likely to feel lonely often, to worry about feeling alone and to feel depressed because of loneliness than the over-55s.
Young people problem ? Young people present an idealised version of themselves online and we expect to have social lives like those portrayed in the media