How do you deal with loneliness while teaching abroad?

If you teach English abroad in China, Korea, Japan or wherever chances are at some point you may feel lonely.

It's normal. 

It's also normal at first to feel completely excited about a place. But give it a few months and that excitement will likely wear off. Teaching English abroad is not the same as traveling abroad.

When you travel you can pick up and go when you get bored. There's novelty and that keeps things exciting and fresh.

But again that wears off. Here's an example from someone's post on Reddit.

TJFRS says:

I've been teaching English on the outskirts of Beijing (70km away) for a bit over two months now. One thing that is really getting to me is how few people speak English; I'm the only TEFL teacher in my entire district that I know of.

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