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Loneliness

Are You Lonely?

This article by Care for the Family which you may find it helpful


Recently, British pop band The Feeling had a hit single called ‘Never be Lonely’. The band sings about the silly things people do when they’re ‘in love’, but concludes that “at least they’re not lonely”. It’s a theme many of us can relate to because, for many of us, loneliness can be one of our biggest fears.


It’s possible to feel lonely in a crowd, if we feel that no-one understands us, cares about us, or values us, as we were made for relationships. A person can feel lonely when they live alone or in a marriage. Actress Teri Hatcher, of Desperate Housewives fame, highlighted this issue when she said, “There’s nothing worse than being lonely in a marriage and I absolutely was.”


So what can you do to feel more connected? Here are eight things to bear in mind:


There are specialist befriending networks for bereaved parents, those widowed at a young age, and parents whose children have special needs.

Email Care for the Family at  or call (029) 2081 0800 if you would like to be put in touch with one of these networks.


There’s also a pen pal scheme for single parents – you can find out more on the website.


And if you feel unable to speak to a friend or mentor about the challenges you face, don’t be afraid to seek professional help. Talking our problems through with someone who has insight can be really helpful.


If you would like to talk to someone at Selsdon Baptist, contact details are here