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“We define loneliness as the difference between the desire or expectation of what life should be like, and the reality,” says Kellie Payne, research and policy manager at the Campaign to End Loneliness. For those who experience loneliness primarily – or only – at the weekend, this painful discrepancy is intensified by the sense of being at odds not only with the world outside the door, but with one’s capable, sociable weekday self.

– Paula Cocozza

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Cover for The Guardian UK about weekend loneliness illustrated by Monsie Monika Jurczyk
Cover, editorial illustraton for The Guardian UK about weekend loneliness illustrated by Monsie Monika Jurczyk
Feature in The Guardian UK_Weekend Loneliness
Cover, editorial illustraton for The Guardian UK about weekend loneliness illustrated by Monsie Monika Jurczyk
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