All by your­self? Not any more!

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Do you ever feel gut-wrench­ingly lonely? If so, then iron­i­cally, you are far from alone. We’ve dis­cov­ered that Bri­tain is in the grip of a lone­li­ness epi­demic which can, shock­ingly, be as harm­ful to health as smok­ing 15 cig­a­rettes a day. Few peo­ple want to ad­mit to feel­ing iso­lated, but un­less we all ac­knowl­edge the prob­lem, how can things im­prove? This week, we’ve spo­ken to women rang­ing in ages from their 20s to their 60s, who all con­fess to hav­ing felt des­per­ately cut off. Yet their sto­ries are in­spir­ing as most of them have made big pos­i­tive changes by tak­ing a few small brave steps. So if you’re read­ing this and feel­ing a bit low, why not take your­self (and your favourite mag!) out for a cof­fee? As you’ll read on p18, this one sim­ple thing could help turn your life around.

LISA BUR­ROW, ED­I­TOR

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