Loneliness

Loneliness is a funny thing, you can be surrounded by people and still feel lonely, or you can be surrounded by no one. I am not sure where I fit in. My girls are away at College and University, one will definitely be home for the summer, the other we are not so sure. The teenage boy is still at home, but he is a teenage boy so spending time with mom is not a top priority and of course it shouldn’t be. Lastly there is my husband, he works twelve hour shifts, three day shifts in a row is horrible but three night shifts is worse. Then there is my best friend, she is wonderful, she lets me call her at work and we can easily chat for far too long. I no longer work and this here is one of the problems. I no longer have the daily contact of adults, and I miss the conversation. People will say, well why don’t you join something but that would be most difficult because of my health. Being disabled really puts a damper on things, one day you may feel good but the next, you don’t. How do I cope? I smile and don’t feel sorry for myself, well that’s not entirely true, otherwise I would not have written this today. Oh well, I will smile, tomorrow is another day and there are people in worse shape than me.

Today is a good day to hug the one you love.

10 thoughts on “Loneliness

  1. Actually Mummy...

    Oh I’m sorry we missed the hangout the other night now! I can’t imagine that empty nest feeling, but I know my sister-in-law felt it really badly recently. She has put all her energy into charity work and made some new friends, but I am not looking forward to having to alter my life priorities. I will try to fix up a hangout soon 🙁

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  2. Sue Maden

    Loneliness is such a personal thing, yet I think most of us feel it some times. I remember once reading many years ago that Sting said he sometimes suffered from loneliness, and sometimes most profoundly when he was on stage. I found that interesting. I’m sorry you’re feeling this now. Connections can come in so many forms. I hope you find peace in knowing you are loved by your family and friends, even if the hours spent together are minimal. xox

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    1. Catherine Burden

      It is a very personal thing and I debated whether or not to actually post this blog. I decided if this blog post could possibly help someone else express their feelings then it would be a positive post. I do know that I am loved by family and friends plus I have a very supportive and wonderful husband who understands me (most days, lol).

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  3. expatlogue

    Aaaahhh! Virtual hugs winging their way to you… My husband works late a lot and frequently over the winter my human interaction was limited to three under sevens for long stretches at a time. I bet you get to read LOADS of books though – now I’m feeling jealous…

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    1. Catherine Burden

      Thank you for the virtual hug. Loneliness is a weird thing, sometimes I enjoy being along, others times though it is horrid, but again you can be surrounded and still feel lonely.

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