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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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RainyOne said...

9 days 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

emptynest said...

9 days ago

RainyOne said...

8 days ago

Vic554 said...

15 days 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...

15 days ago

16 days 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...

10 days ago

RainyOne said...

10 days ago

Xylona said...

21 days 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...

20 days ago

RainyOne said...

20 days ago

allonely said...

26 days 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...

26 days ago

about 1 month 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...

24 days ago

RainyOne said...

16 days ago

about 1 month 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.

Joygo0510 said...

about 1 month ago

I am lonely. I enjoy being around people, being busy doing positive things. I can't stand feeling like this every day. I had my dog until a couple months ago and he was my source of joy. We walked alot and he was a presence I could rely on. I miss him terribly. I need to connect with others.

RainyOne said...

about 1 month ago

RainyOne said...

about 1 month ago

about 1 month ago

I'm realizing that I don't know what it is like to have a friend or be a friend. I've always been friendly with my coworkers, but never a let's go shopping or out to lunch type of relationship. I was perfectly happy spending every single moment that I wasn’t working at home alone with my husband. We did that for 40 years. He died a few months ago. I have had terrific support at work and find that I enjoy spending some time with a few of the women. I realize there are different levels of friendship, but do best friends talk about or share really intimate details of things that happen or things you think about? Can you be best friends with someone who has another best friend? Very strange to be trying to figure this out at 60.

LAJ2012 said...

about 1 month ago

RainyOne said...

about 1 month ago

JenW said...

about 1 month ago

Home with a cold, but lonely so I logged on to work remotely. I sit here with my 2 dogs, and have no one to talk to unless I go to work. I cry a lot I have epilepsy, and am medicated and miserable. My life is just not what it used to be. I know it will help when it gets nice out, and I can soak up some sunshine. I can't finish my MBA bc of the epilepsy, and my dr. says no more aqua aerobics. I am barely working, and I don't think my boss trusts me to not have a seizure. I don't really have any friends outside of work, so I just sit here, waiting for bedtime... so I can go to work.

JenW said...

about 1 month ago

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about 1 month ago

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