Dealing with Loneliness

Dealing with Loneliness

Seniors face many challenges, they have financial constraints, difficulty finding work, have problems driving and getting around, deal with chronic illnesses, and if those weren't enough, so many older adults suffer from loneliness. For the issue of being alone and lonely--do we have more control of feeling isolated than we want to admit? In the elder orphan Facebook group, I hear some members say they are very lonely -- while others admit to being alone but rarely lonely. Dealing with Loneliness Even for me, where I live (in a highrise surrounded by close neighbors,) I experience few residents who never make

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When You Feel Lonely

When You Feel Lonely

What to Do When You Catch Yourself Saying “I Am So Lonely” Loneliness is a hard feeling to deal with at any age, especially during retirement. Throughout your life, there were probably times when you wanted some peace. You may have had so many people around you that you yearned for time to yourself. At that time, loneliness would have been a welcomed retreat from life. When You Feel Lonely Now, loneliness is something very different. It feels wrong and uncomfortable. You want to be fine with it, but you cannot and that is unnerving. What can you do when you

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