Loneliness is when you feel sad or low because you feel alone.
It’s not the same as just being alone; some people really enjoy doing things by themselves, and like to relax and enjoy some ‘me time’ occasionally.
There are two types of loneliness –
- When you don’t see people very often and feel isolated.
- When you are often around other people, but don’t feel like they pay attention to you, care for you or understand you.
Either way, the feeling of being alone or unable to connect with other people can be upsetting and really affect your wellbeing.