Combatting Loneliness When Living Alone
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I'm a man, work 5 hrs a day, m 71 yrs old, own a house and grateful for that. However, I feel very alone since all my friends have moved and they have their own lives. I spend most winds by myself, have very low motivation to do anything, except sleep. How can I get out of this ugly routine. I would love to have a person that cares about me soon. Thanks.
I have lived alone for most of my life - I am 67 and have always seemed to be able to manage aloneness. Work, journaling,hiking, reaching out to others and volunteering have filled my day time life. The thoughts of living with someone overwhelms me, as do the dating sites; but the feelings of loneliness I've been feeling lately have sent me into bouts of depression and anxiety. It's just very hard. I am happy to have found this group this morning and will read on. Just to say good morning to someone helps! (I posted this in another area before I realized I was responded to someone else)
about 1 month
A woman in her early 40's I have quite a few female friends who are single. From their recounts, single is not fun. Two of my friends have signed up for dating sites because they haven't had luck meeting eligible men in their everyday activities. But these dating sites sound overwhelming and full of disappointments. It's only been four months since I lost my husband. I'm not interested in a relationship, just some solid male companionship. It'd be nice to be treated to the movies or out to dinner. But as a recently widowed woman, I don't have any men in my back pocket for such. And the couple of men I talked to from time to time before I married are keeping their distance. I know I don't want to deal with the crap that comes along with dating but I guess I have no choice now that I'm single. I'll continue to pray for God to send the right, good-intentioned people into my life to keep it full and fun.
Yesterday I went to a Yoga class and I noticed some couples in attendance. I wonder if I could meet someone and develop a friendship with someone in a Yoga class. I'll just keep doing things I enjoy and see what happens. I wish everyone the best on this journey of aloneness.
about 1 month
I often fell like a strange animal. Not cute enough to get a pat on the head. But, strange enough that people look and whisper. I used to think that I was an ok looking guy. So far that has proven to be a gross miscalculation. I always though that there was someone for everyone. But the more time that passes, the more I'm beginning to see things drasticly different. Love, joy, safety, and companionship those are for the lucky and truly deserving. Of which I'm clearly neither. I have been alone for so long I can't even remember what affection feels like. I see it on tv and when I'm out. It seems like something unreal. Maybe I belong where I am. Maybe I'm I don't deserve to be anything but alone. It just doesn't mean that I'm happy about the lit I drew in life.
about 2 months
Its been awhile that i have been living alone. It never gets better. When your work involves saving lives, but can barely save yours. Ironic. So tired of being alone. Of being "too strong". Maybe its good to be weak sometimes.
about 2 months
Hello to all the beautiful people! I don’t know why, but I feel extremely low for tha past couple of days. I was crying out loud while I was driving yesterday. I am a single woman living alone with not many friends near me. I m to get married in a month now but he lives thousands of miles away and it is not helping too much. Badly need somebody to cry with.
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