Have you ever felt lonely when you are alone? Many of us experience an innate feeling of loneliness even when we have people around us all day, even if you are married for years. Isolation can have a serious negative impact on your mental and physical health. We generally associate loneliness with old age. Loneliness is not age-related. Surveys show that adults under the age of thirty feel lonelier than those in any other age groups.
Studies show that loneliness in people over the age of eighty is primarily due to the absence of a spouse or functional limitations. One may feel lonely for different reasons at different times. As a teenager, you might feel lonely if you do not have a huge circle of friends, whereas older adults may judge their friends depending on who stood by them when in a crisis over the years.