This is so relateable and I feel like I really need to watch this programme.
When I was first asked if I would consent to being featured in a documentary about loneliness, I was pretty nonplussed.
Although my wife and I had just split up and I was spending at least part of the week living on my own, I still hadn’t come to terms with my own feelings, let alone being ready to talk about them on camera.
Could I really go on the telly and tell people how bereft I felt?
Who would want to hear my tales of woe anyway?
What would my kids say?
What would my mates think?
Come to think of it, I knew the answer to that last question.
Eventually, after some back and forth with the producer about how my story would be handled, I agreed to mull their suggestion over.
That night, I talked to my boys about the documentary.
‘Are you really lonely?’ Joe asked.
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