Gretchen Rubin at The Happiness Project gleans six tips for battling loneliness from Emily White's memoir. An excerpt:
White observes that making lots of plans with friends didn't alleviate her loneliness. “What I wanted," she writes, "was the quiet presence of another person.” She longed to have someone else just hanging around the house with her. The more clearly you see what's lacking, the more clearly you'll see possible solutions.