According to a new survey, one in 10 people in the UK do not have a single friend and one in five feel unloved and uncared for.
This means that approximately 4.7 million Britons may be leading very lonely lives and lacking in the vital support of friends and partners.
‘The Way We Are Now’ survey – conducted by relationship charity, Relate – looked at 5,778 people aged 16 and over from all over the UK.
Participants had all aspects of their relationships put under the microscope, and they were asked to rate their closeness with partners, friends, bosses and workmates.
In regards to colleagues, 42% of voters said they had no friends at work, while 35% said they believed their bosses consider the most productive employees to...