Loneliness. It’s the most obvious and yet least talked about challenge you will face as a single expat worker. For some, it is can be seen as a weakness to admit that you are struggling with being alone when living as a single expat. Yet, if left unchecked, it can have serious ramifications on both your mental and physical health. Being lonely isn’t just unpleasant, it’s also unhealthy.
To some degree, feeling lonely and isolated is a natural part of living overseas alone, but it needn’t get to the point where it forces you to move back home. Here are some things you can do living as a single expat to help alleviate loneliness.