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homeygfunk

Loneliness

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Good article, iMO, homey!

About "Myth #4" - I would add that some people get much of their social interaction via the Internet. Especially if they're homebound. So for some, social media is actually an antidote to loneliness.

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I do not live alone (hubby is here also).  My teenaged granddaughter spent a week here the end of July and asked me if I ever got lonely.  I answered well, Pop is here also and she said, "but y'all don't talk much...don'tca get lonely?"

I guess "lonely" is an individual feeling.

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I live alone yet am not lonely....I'm an ambivert, so when I've had quite enough of the outside world, home is my sanctuary..where my introverted side relaxes.

xH was a very quiet man, as actually are all dedicated nontalkers...however, their silence is 'companionable', which may be what Sue & her DH experience. They pay attention, listen, comment when required, but don't fill up the space with noise. 2 of my 3 bio grandsons are of similar nature...the 3rd (Mr. Personality) has no such tendency. 

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I live alone, too. Yet I am not lonely at all. Two of my grandchildren are here almost every weekend. One gets off the school bus here. I have a few friends that I talk to regularly. I stay too busy to think about being lonely.

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On 8/28/2017 at 6:06 PM, homeygfunk said:

 

I live alone, too. Yet I am not lonely at all. Two of my grandchildren are here almost every weekend. One gets off the school bus here. I have a few friends that I talk to regularly. I stay too busy to think about being lonely.

Perhaps that's key? Maybe filling up your (general) life w/ activities (yes, including social media) is the antidote to loneliness?

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46 minutes ago, RoseRed135 said:

Perhaps that's key? Maybe filling up your (general) life w/ activities (yes, including social media) is the antidote to loneliness?

agreed

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Perhaps....some people may think lead a boring life....because I like being home. It's not the case at all. I go out when I want, stay in when I want. It's all up to me. DH's illness consumed our lives for nearly 10 years...I think I've earned the right to do as I please. 

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I'm not single, hubby is very much here...but we do not do a lot due to some physical limitations.  The last time my teen GD was here, she asked me if I ever got lonesome...I said well, no Pop is nearly always hear, but she said well, "y'all hardly every really talk.  I get lonesome when my parents are to busy to talk to me."

I think lonesome means different things to different people.

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16 minutes ago, SueSTx said:

I'm not single, hubby is very much here...but we do not do a lot due to some physical limitations.  The last time my teen GD was here, she asked me if I ever got lonesome...I said well, no Pop is nearly always hear, but she said well, "y'all hardly every really talk.  I get lonesome when my parents are to busy to talk to me."

I think lonesome means different things to different people.

 

That's probably the best definition of loneliness- Her parents are who she communicates the things that are important to her to- When they're too busy to listen, she experiences loneliness- She probably experienced companionship when she communicated her feelings to you and you listened-

 

 

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