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Oh, thank you, seniorj! I know that I have a lot to be grateful for, but, sometimes it is hard to see the forest for the trees that block the view of good things. I am just dealing with a lot at the moment, and it is hard to deal with alone. There just isn’t anyone who has led a life similar to mine. They have spouses still, or children close by, or just family. I don’t. I did have one person who told me, “You are just snakebit”. Everything has come crashing down on me at once, and it is hard to throw off the multitude of weight and gain some footing. It helps to write it down, but I’m am the only one dealing with the onslaught, and it would be nice to have someone take care of me for a bit. It isn’t going to happen, but it would be nice.
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If I could find just one person to talk to, but I rarely go out.
Try meetup groups and they can be found online. There are groups for various interests such as knitting, movies, etc, or cards, reading and book of the month group.
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Hi, Martha. I also am alone, but never lonely. My one daughter lives overseas in Kazakhstan. I tend to isolate myself, not going out unless absolutely necessary. But as I said, I'm never lonely. Probably because I spent 20+ years in an unhappy marriage, only leaving after my daughter left for college. I had longed the whole time to be free, and finally did so. That said, yes, I could be lonely, but I spend my time working on my art. Do you have hobbies? Do you have neighbors who are friendly? After my divorce, at age 47, I did try dating online. I don't recommend that, as it led to a lot of disasters for me, and loss of income. Sorry, too much information here, but there are lots of predators out there for the lonely vulnerable. I'm grateful to still have my health at age 68, can support myself financially, and can maintain a moderately healthy outlook. (Message me if you wish.)
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