Here are five ways to fight loneliness. Because although it is a common experience, there are strategies and resources available that might help.
A good first step? Call relatives, friends and neighbors to ask how they are, catch up and offer help if they need it.
When you're out getting the exercise you need or heading to the market, invite a pal along to talk.
Try JASA (jasa.org) or your local church, community/senior center, or department of aging for free call programs and volunteer opportunities if you're older and don't have someone to call.
Check out chat, message board, dating, and multiplayer gaming sites, but log out when you feel lonely.