Feeling lonely has detrimental impacts on your health. That doesn’t mean everyone who is living alone or is single needs to purchase Tinder Gold. Regardless of whether you’re in a partnership or not, creating a sound support system for yourself can ensure you don’t feel alone when it comes to making decisions or getting some emotional support.
Your network could include one or two good friends that you’re comfortable discussing heavier things with. It could include a relative – a parent, or an aunt, or a cousin – who knows your familial situation. It could be a therapist.
Another good option is to find a group of people who share similar interests with you, where issues affecting you will naturally come up in conversation. This could be a community group – a reading club where book talk is interspersed with social events, or a gardening meet up – or it could be online. Lots of lifestyle blogs and websites will have a community of commenters (either on their site or their social pages). Find one that suits your interests, get reading the comments, and once you’re comfortable, get involved in the discussion.