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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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KMB1951 said...

4 days ago

I've been looking for an online support group to help ease the loneliness that seems to increase with age. I live alone and have done mostly for the last five years or so. Been divorced for about 17 years. this is not fun.

emptynest said...

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4 days ago

Is there anyone that has lost their husband or wife, what do you do in trying to get through the grieving process, I feel at such a loss and am having such a hard time of it, I am sorry I needed to ask but feel maybe there's others here that can give suggestions for myself as well as others. Thanks.

Sheila1944 said...

4 days ago

3 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

4 days ago

I still am not accustomed to being alone. My husband and I were very close. He was very supportive of me and was my soulmate. We really didn't need other people. We enjoyed the same things. It is a big adjustment. I am not lonely and people do want to meet with me. My problem is that too many people want to give me advice. I am not good at confrontation. Most of the advice I get is not useful or what I want. I listen and rarely tell them what I think. Yesterday I met with a friend at a local park. I know she has serious medical problems and I feel badly about that. I need to learn how to tell people to mind their own business or something like that. Usually I say nothing. Still learning to be on my own.

Sheila1944 said...

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13 days ago

I have fallen a few times.. I like walking but I don't want to hurt myself. I was able to get up alone. Two men rushed over to help me. All I had was a small bruise on the side of my knee. The roads here are very irregular. I always walked with my husband and it is scary being on my own.

12 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

12 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

13 days ago

I have a neighbor who invites me regularly each week to one or two meals. I appreciate her reaching out to me and don't want to offend her but I hate her meals. Yesterday she made a fish dish that was too spicy. I only ask for small portions as I feel I should eat what she gives me. After the meal I felt sick in my stomach. They also like to sit and watch TV and look at their cell phones. All things I find boring. She invited today for lunch and I just left her a message that I am not feeling well and not coming. She is a caring person and I don't want to lose her as a friend. I am in Israel and she is tolerant of my less than perfect Hebrew. She is a good friend. I plan to rent out my condo/apartment in April and I know that will upset her.. She needs people around as her relationship with her husband of 40+ years is less than perfect. With the language barrier there is much I don't understand. Thanks for listening.

Sheila1944 said...

12 days ago

Wecandothis said...

12 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

15 days ago

Two friends invited me to lunch. It sounds strange but I do better spending my day alone than being with people and having to do small talk. I looked forward to getting together though. It was a big walk for me to meet them. I appreciate that they want to be with me. WE had lunch outdoors and shared what we ate together.

Wecandothis said...

14 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

14 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

19 days ago

Today I am missing my husband. It feel like a heaviness in my chest. I know we all go through this. I look care of him for many years but now he is far away. Nothing can ever replace him. The last few months were particularly hard for us as his health overwhelmed us. Thanks for listening.

16 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

16 days ago

26 days ago

I have been trying so hard to move forward ( am praying for it to get better ) after the loss of my husband in November 2016 but it just seems to get harder. I don't even recall what I did on the holidays this time last year, am finding it so hard now, I will be alone Christmas and New Year like most days. Here theses past few days I seem to cry and cry, I don't find any joy in anything anymore. Seems no one understands only those that have lost their husband or wife, or those that are caregivers. I so wish others did, maybe it would help. The loneliness is so hard. I get out often but then come back to a lonely home. I know there is many going through the same feelings, my prayers for you too.

GoldenPoppy said...

25 days ago

Sheila1944 said...

about 1 month ago

My husband had a massive stroke after puncturing his lung. He fell and broke his ribs and then had trouble breathing. He has been placed in a long-term hospital with no real chance of recovery. When I visit he doesn't know I am there. I only get to see him now infrequently as the hospital is 4-hours away. My life was occupied with being his caregiver. At first I felt like I was on a vacation as the last few weeks I cared for him at home were very difficult. Now I am starting to experience the feelings of loss and loneliness. I became his guardian. I am on my own. I am 73-years old. People do reach out to me. I was invited today for lunch with friends. I know I am not truly alone.

about 1 month ago

Sheila1944 said...

about 1 month ago

about 1 month ago

Is there any online group where we have a handful of members, so that it feels similar to an offline support group?

Sheila1944 said...

about 1 month ago

about 21 hours ago

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