I am trying to patiently wait out this period in my life, appreciating the solitude to a large extent but also hoping that this year is as lonely as it’s ever going to get. I feel like I have nowhere to go but up in terms of social connections!
Across Britain 2,004 adults aged 18+ were surveyed during the summer. They revealed that:
One in five of those aged 35-44 feel lonely a lot of the time, or have suffered depression. 5.1% say they have no friends at all.
Nearly one in three aged 35-44 think shorter working hours would improve family relationships
Communication is the biggest problem for over 800,000 35-44 year olds
25% wish they had more time for their family and 23% wish they had more time for their friends
14.2% of 35 – 44 year olds described their sex life as “dull” or “disappointing”
Tyler says 35 – 44 is when life gets really hard: “You’re starting a family, pressure at work can be immense and increasingly money worries can be crippling.”