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Do you feel lonely despite having a spouse, significant other, and/or kids?  It feels like I don’t have any close friends.  I always have to be the one to call and do the inviting to get together and it gets old after awhile.  It just seems like everyone is so busy with their own lives.  Even my extended family and my husband’s extended family.  If you are going through this or have gone through this, how do you cope?




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • Not to sound unsympathetic, because I am, I’ve been there. But you just gotta suck it up and go do something on your own.  

      And so what if you always have to be the one to make the call?  Truly, everyone IS busy with their own life.  I’m that way too.  But most friends I know will make time if I make the effort to call.




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      Nita P wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • i have in regards to my husband he prefers not to socialise much.  my daughter is growing so our together time is short unless i make time. i use to be the one to arrange things or do the ringing.  that was many years ago.  my once close friends i rarely see.  find a club or activity and make new friends.  make a point of expanding your activities so you are busy being happy and enjoying yoiurself.   heartheartestaticestatic




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      Tuliplady wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • My husband too prefers not to socialize.  I go almost everywhere without him.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 9, 2012
    • I truly sympathize with you, as many times I am in the same boat.  I don’t have a car (at the moment) readily available to me, so it can be difficult to get out.

      What I have learned is to find a hobby or interest that you literally can’t take your hands off of...whether it be indoor/outdoor gardening, knitting/crocheting, learning new cooking techniques, quilting, cake-making, doing puzzles, doing picture collages...the possibilities are endless.

      Also, starting an exercise routine for yourself helps build serotonin in your brain which makes you feel wonderful.  

      And don’t laugh, but I invested in a 16 gallon fish tank and now have three fancy goldfish and an adorable catfish, not to mention my sweet hamster who is quite comical.

      Wishing you the very best in your endeavors!estaticestatic




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      Mzd3 wrote Jul 10, 2012
    • Yes I know how it feels to be lonely, even when others are here. Mary has some great ideas with hobbies and such,  also Tulip and Nita about going out anyway. It helps me to call a friend/cousin someone to talk to.




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      Calliandra wrote Nov 5, 2012
    • Hi, I just joined... All my close friends live 3 hours away which leaves me feeling lonely too. I’m a stay at home mom so I don’t interact that much with people, but I’ve found that going to the gym helps. I’ve met people there and just getting out and seeing the same faces daily helps :)




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