Britain is becoming an increasingly lonely place for many people, says a new research.
According to Opinium Research, the demands of modern life have led Britons to feel miserable, as they are unable to see family members on a regular basis.
Feelings of loneliness are now affecting their health - they are feeling isolated, depressed, anxious and sad.
Mental health experts have warned that the younger generation is most at risk.
Of those who said they were lonely, the biggest group was under 30 - 23 per cent compared with a national average of 15 per cent.
This is despite social networking sites like Facebook.
"People who feel lonely should not feel uncomfortable talking about it or asking for help," the Daily Express quoted Dr Andrew McCulloch, of the Mental Health Foundation, as saying.