Military Widows’ Experiences of Social Isolation and Loneliness

Research from Northumbria University

Feelings of loneliness and isolation can fluctuate through life events or life transitions, such as becoming a parent, retiring from work, and through bereavement. Experiences of loneliness and social isolation are distinct and can be life-long for Military Widows whose significant other has been killed suddenly, and often in traumatic circumstances. Northumbria University’s research aimed to explore the levels and experiences of Military Widows’ social isolation and loneliness, as well as to identify what available services exist to help Military Widows.

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