Suppose that Ian is extremely lonely. He lives in a small town, and has only two friends. The two friends that he has are great; the problem is that he

Suppose that Ian is extremely lonely. He lives in a small town, and has only two friends. The two friends that he has are great; the problem is that he would like MORE friends. He has tried to meet more people, but this has backfired. He has also tried to convince himself that he does not really need more relationships, but this approach has also failed, as he is still lonely. What else can he do? Based on your understanding of the research on loneliness, identify and discuss three different strategies Ian can use that are likely to be successful in reducing his loneliness.