Here I am again, so lonely and depressed

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   Posted 8/2/2007 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My son who I always seem to be fighting with has gone on vacation for 3 weeks.  You would think I would be relieved to have some peace and quiet but that is just the problem.  I can't stand the quiet!! Most of my friends are on vacation too so I only have 2 friends to do things with and they don't want to do something every day or even talk on the phone every day.  These 2 friends like being alone.  They enjoy the quiet.  I guess they are used to it as they have lived alone for a long time.  I have never lived completely alone so not having someone to talk to is so hard.  I am filling my days with volunteer work, dentist, therapist, errands - the usual stuff one does.  It is the late afternoon and evening that is so hard.  I just can't get used to not having anyone to talk to.  It is so lonely.  I watch TV and have some good books to read but that still doesn't help.  Sorry for going on like this as always but I just need someone to listen and maybe offer a few words of encouragement.  Getting older is no fun.

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   Posted 8/2/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   

Aurora, I am battling the same loneliness you are. There are things I can do to fill up my day, but in the end, I come back to an empty house. And some days there is nothing on my agenda or I just don't feel like leaving. I never thought I would consider  55+ housing, but it's starting to sound good to me. Someone suggested I find a roomate, but I also like my own space.

I talked to a woman who mentioned she and her friend bought a duplex together. I happen to have one, but no friend who needs a home.

...just want you to know you are not the only one. There must be a lot of us out there. But I think there are a lot who like to be alone.



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   Posted 8/2/2007 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Greetings to Aurora and Korissa :)

I just wanted to offer that if ya'll ever want to chit chat, I'm always here.

I guess my age is either old or young, its how you look at any case, I'm 37 and the mother of one. My boyfriend is bipolar and as much as I adore my kid, she can be a real pain in the keester too! It's the parent thing you know ;)

Anyway, I'd love to hear from either of you if you ever feel like dropping an email line or IM me.

Take care,

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   Posted 8/2/2007 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Korissa and Wickedly for your replies. It always helps to hear from someone.  I would like to email you Wickedly but there is not email address listed for your.  Or I can just post to you on this message board.  Let me know what you would want to do.
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