I lost my husband 2yrs ago and like many many others am still going through the different stages of grieving.
What I never expected was the intense loneliness that losing a partner brings. I have 4 middle aged children, one in Australia, who all have their own families and lead busy lives. Unfortunately only one lives near to me, the others need to stay overnight. I have seen one of them this year as they are so busy. It doesn't help that I am, now 81, have severe arthritic problems and can't walk far or drive. This stops me from visiting them as I can't manage the train journey. My lovely granddaughters keep in touch on FB and send photos of my gr-grandchildren.
Loneliness is actually more than being on your own. It is having no one to give you a cuddle or to care for back and the silence. I have had to experience it to understand myself just how depressing it could become.
Thank goodness for forums like this when I can chat to such friendly people.
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