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Combatting Loneliness When Living Alone

Community to encourage ways of living alone and having someone to reach out and say hello and I care. Many of us have lost loved ones with no replacements to connect.

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Unbaked Pegga said...

17 days ago

I don't look old lost and alone, but I am. My children have abandoned me, I am introverted, widowed, my isolation is complete

talkey said...

16 days ago

GoldenPoppy said...

16 days ago

mymomstwin said...

25 days ago

I am alone as always. I have read what so many of us older one write to express their feelings and I'm sure it is a feeling of embarrassment as well because unless your family is 2000 miles away, or children are 2000 miles away there is NO Excuse for grown children who cannot call or go see, should say to their mother! and father that they can not call weekly just to say hi or I miss you or how are you just so even if they hear you say the same thing every time .I get mad at my own grown kids who are very busy and divorced after 32 yr of marriage. They know I am alone but they owe it to me to make a simple call or text. No excuse Adult Children !

talkey said...

25 days ago

20 days ago

Forestgurl said...

28 days ago

Thinking about my family and how it used to be. My parents divorced when I was young and my Dad remarried. As time went on family cook outs and visits to my grandparents happend less until we stopped visiting them (dads side). My Grandparents are both gone now, my grandmother just recently passed, and I find myself thinking about when we would visit them. It makes me sad to see my family drift apart and I want that closeness and belonging back. Last year in May I had a house warming party and none of my family came it was mainly my partners family/friends and some of my friends. That day was a big day for me and it was really important to me to have my family there. I broke down that day and since then I haven't expected any of my family to be there or for anything just so I would never feel that pain again.

13thstar said...

27 days ago

13thstar said...

27 days ago

GoldenPoppy said...

about 1 month ago

Just sad and alone tonight. I've lost all the ground I gained over the last almost 9 months. The tears and the physical aches are back...I'm so tired, but I resist going to bed, because when I wake up tomorrow it will be another day without Ed. I've managed today, but I don’t know if I can get through tomorrow.

about 1 month ago

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about 1 month ago

RainyOne said...

2 months ago

If any of you are as lucky as me to get the PBS series, Call the Midwife, you might have seen the episode that aired this week. I love this program, set in the '50s and '60s in the working class East End of London. Nonnatus House is a convent of midwives--both midwife nuns and "civilian" nurses live and work there, The 10 or so residents are very supportive of each other, accepting their sometimes wide range of differences as they visit expectant mothers, attend the births and then continue to help care for the new babies in their homes.

I thought the quote at the end of this week's episode fit so well for the challenges we all face, but especially for those facing loss and unsure about how to navigate. It just reminds me that although community is not always easy to find, it is worth striving for:

Sometimes there is no map for the road we find ourselves upon. It lies ahead, uncharted, unfurling in the mist. We are all travelling through one another’s countries. But it is no matter if we meet as strangers; for we can join forces and learn to love. And where there is friendship and affection, there is the place we can all call home. -Call the Midwife, Season 6, Episode 3

RainyOne said...

about 1 month ago

about 1 month ago

Vic554 said...

2 months ago

i miss being in love with matured or older ladies. Matured ladies walk to the beat of their own drums, but not in a loud, rebellious or juvenile way – that is just the nature of who they are. Having vastly different outlooks from those around them, they see through the fallacies of social conditioning at a young age, and walk through life seeking for the “truth” or reality of existence that has often been obscured through religious, political and cultural teachings. Whether they have an odd fashion sense, strange mannerisms, unorthodox perspectives or seemingly peculiar beliefs, Old Souls are certainly different from the rest. However, far from being a party of one, matured ladies still appreciate acceptance and tolerance of who they are, especially in relationships. Thats how my lovely Judith was, since daeth took her away from me two years ago i have not been able to maintain a successfull relationship with any of my age mates because they lack the understanding of the older generation and are impatient. I have been living lonely for the past six months and will like you guys to help me with what to do because am living a sad life and dont know what to do. This is my email glikvic@gmail.com. thanks guys.

RainyOne said...

2 months ago

2 months ago

I am single and retired recently yet am surprised to discover that friendships among females seem to undergo some changes at this age. This is a time when we need each other's support, yet it seems that we relate less candidly to each other than when we were working. Also, texting seems to be replacing the human element of phone calls-and in some instances, time doing fun things together. This makes me sad, for the first time a bit lonely. Any suggestions about dealing with this?

RainyOne said...

about 1 month ago

about 1 month ago

Xylona said...

3 months ago

I am 100% alone. I have no living family members or friends. I spend a good portion of every day trying to reach out to find friends but I'm unable to connect with anyone who is a real person and wants friendship. I live very far from other people way out in a Wilderness setting.

Margie706 said...

3 months ago

RainyOne said...

3 months ago

allonely said...

3 months ago

I am so tired of being alone. I have two children both grown and good beings. I wanted to go down to Philly where my daughter lives and need a place to stay overnight. You would think it would be easy with a daughter in town, the answer was no. I supported these kids growing up with private care, nice home and schools and all paid for colleges. I don't have friends and family. I tried getting a roommate but the ones applied were in 20s and didn't want to live with someone older. I recently got layoff. So I decided to retire and try to keep busy by walking on the streets, going to parks, meetups, classes. Everything is by myself. I am so tired of being alone.

RainyOne said...

3 months ago

3 months ago

I have been very lonely and sad since my dog passed a couple months ago. It's a horrible existence. I'm trying to settle in Hbg with a stable job. I have no support system whatsoever. My dog made me happy. He was my only source of joy. I can't stand the way things are now. I have a need to connect. My life sucks though I keep trying to turn things around.

vwidow said...

3 months ago

RainyOne said...

2 months ago

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