Loneliness is probably the hardest part of being single. And it’s not made any easier by the fact that making new friends as an adult is difficult.
But that loneliness in singleness is rarely a desire for new friends. Often, it’s a longing for deeper friendships.
I think we all would say we have a desire for relationships that are supportive, committed, and intimate. As those who are single, we don’t get this support, commitment, and intimacy from a spouse who has covenanted themselves to us.