The Agony of Weekend Loneliness: ‘I Won’t Speak to Another Human until Monday’


From The Guardian site:

“Despite all this, the phenomenon of weekend loneliness has scarcely been studied. ‘It’s not something that’s been researched at all,’ says Pamela Qualter, professor of psychology for education at the University of Manchester. She led the BBC’s Loneliness Experiment last year, and ‘found that there didn’t seem to be a time of day [nor] a season when people felt especially lonely. But we didn’t ask about the weekend.’ So what does weekend loneliness look like, who experiences it – and what might be done to alleviate it?”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation


Paula Cocozza

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