How do you help a friend who is seriously lonely but living overseas? One of my best friends moved to Australia nearly three years ago. She loves a lot of things over there but is chronically lonely. She is in her mid-30s and single. She'd love to meet someone and has been trying to go on internet dates but not met anybody she clicks with yet. She has friends but a lot of them are in couples. Coming back to the UK is not really an option because of her job and most of the time, she has things to get on with but often she feels really isolated. I spoke to her over the weekend and she was in tears about the Easter weekend - they have a 5 day weekend over there and she has no plans. Everyone she knows is either going away or seeing family/partners. I know there's another thread on here about someone who feels lonely - but how do you help a friend who is lonely when they live so many miles away?