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I’ve been working alone for about a year, how do I get out of this feeling of loneliness because no one is around me?

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This is why co-working spaces exist. I don’t know which country you are based in but here in the UK most cities and many larger towns now have at least one tech-focused co-working space where you can rent a desk on a month-to-month basis and have a work environment outside your home with other freelancers with whom you can socialize.

I used to frequent a co-working space in Brighton, UK which was a hive of activity, and great for business as the freelancers there were always sub-contracting to each other and forming temporary teams to get larger projects finished.