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Many of the CARP mem­bers who par­tic­i­pated in the poll left il­lu­mi­nat­ing com­ments about their own ex­pe­ri­ences with lone­li­ness.

“A lot of my feel­ings of lone­li­ness and iso­la­tion are re­lated to hav­ing friends and fam­ily pre­de­cease me.”

“De­spite the fact that al­most 50 per cent of us are sin­gle, the world caters al­most ex­clu­sively to cou­ples.”

“Life changes, and we con­stantly need to meet more friends.”

“I put a lot of ef­fort into en­sur­ing I have contact (real contact, not so­cial me­dia) with other hu­mans. I vol­un­teer and seek out new ac­tiv­i­ties.”

“I be­lieve I have a lot to con­trib­ute to my com­mu­nity but, be­cause of be­ing in con­stant pain, I do lit­tle and I am quite bored and frus­trated.”

“De­spite keep­ing busy with so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties, I feel ex­tremely alone.”

“Our sub­urbs are not de­signed to so­cial­ize in pub­lic spa­ces or cof­fee shops. A car is nec­es­sary for al­most all ac­tiv­ity.”

“I feel the lack of a lov­ing part­ner in my life.”

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