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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Praying for a cure said...
3 days ago
I found the site here very helpful when I was careing for my husband, he passed in November 2016, I am at such a loss, realize I need to find an on line support group for those that have lost their spouse. Does anyone know of one. I appreciate any ones reply. My heart goes out to everyone careing for your love one.Thank you.
26 days ago
I am 69 years old and I have a condition called neurofibromatosis. This has left me with learning disabilities and visible tumors all over my body.It's getting harder each day to go out in public. I try not to let the stares and comments bother me. Having to deal with this is bad enough but my family doesn't understand that I don't have the strength to do the things I use to do, I can take care of myself but I can't do the heavy lifting and I have to sit and rest every 15 minutes when I am cleaning.. If I lie down because I am tired or my feet are swollen I get an attitude from them as though they think I am just lazy..It feels good to have this group to talk to.
about 1 month ago
IT HAS BEEN NINE. MONTHS SINCE MY HUSBAND LOVE OF MY LIFE, PASSED. I FEEL SO ALONE. TAKING TOTAL CARE OF HIM THE LAST EIGHT YEARS , WE WERE MARRIED 61 YEARS, I MOVED EAST COAST RENTED APARTMENT TO BE NEAR OUR OLDEST DAUGHTER AND HER HUSBAND, SEVEN WEEKS AGO. I DONT GET TO VISIT WITH THEM OFTEN, THANKFULL WHEN WE DO. HOW DOES ONE MAKE NEW FRIENDS, I FIND MYSELF AWAKING EVERYDAY CRYING AND FEELING SO ALONE, I TRY SO HARD TO REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD YEARS BEFORE HIM GETTING 24 YEARS OF PARKINSONS, I CONTINUALLY ASKI GOD TO GIVE ME STRENGTH THROUGH THIS TIME IN MY LIFE. HOW DOES ONE MAKE NEW FRIENDS. I FIND IT ISNT EASY.
The Lost 1991 said...
2 months ago
Hello, My name is Michael, It started on March 24th of this year when my step father has been taking care of my mom who's been sick with multiple health issues including Diabetes which has brought on C.H.F, Kidney & Renal Failure and other issues. When he fell down in the bathroom one night while I was being hospitalized for an asthma attack in another hospital, I received a call from my mom about his serious condition and that his vitals are not good. On March 30th he passed away from Multiple organ failure which has left me Caring for my mom after 4 years of me battling homelessness and almost dying.
Now it's July 18th, My mom used to be able to hold conversations, be awake more often, go places and was always on top of her dialysis.
Recently she was just in the hospital because her heart is failing and the veins in her heart are closing up. Not good.
On top of that, they just released her today and she has missed her dialysis, she refused my help when I arranged a ride since I have no license and never did.
I honestly don't know what to do anymore. I feel very alone and afraid of what's to come. I've thought about suicide but that's a cowards way out but I have nobody to turn to with the fact that I also live in the middle of nowhere.
Please help me,
I really do feel trapped and alone.
2 months ago
Hi. I just found this group. I am so very lonely. I moved 2400 miles from my home where I was also lonely so that I could be close to my son's and daughter's families. Each has a young son. I would love to spend more time with them, but suffer from long term major depression, PTSD, and severe back pain.. My children are busy and they are impatient with me because I have diffilculty taking csare of myself. I don't like to call them because I know they aare gretly involved in their own lives. I live in a subsidized senior building, but there are very few group activities. I am desparate and am thinking a lot about suicide. I just don't know how to handle my loneliness.
2 months ago
Living alone isn't the cause of all the loneliness. Many of us prefer to live alone. It's not having any family or close friends for whatever reason. The level of "alone" I am at.. at 67...is when I get to the part of the form that asks for an emergency contact I have no name to write down and they ALWAYS give me a hard time like I'm making up this ugly truth. It is a different world than it was 20 years ago...where and how do you make friends from this place?
Gay Salisbury said...
2 months ago
I am living in a long term care facility in Woodland Park, CO. My brothers live in California and Hawaii so I am alone. I am only 65 and the other people who live here are older and pretty much just live in the past. I don't want to be like that. Any suggestions?
4 months 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 !
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