How to cope with loneliness after a bereavement.

(4 Posts)
whatcanIchangemynameto Sun 11-Aug-13 15:46:54

How do you cope with the loneliness following a bereavement? I am single, was unable to have kids, no siblings or close family. I have just lost my mum and now there is only me in my family. It just feels so empty and isolating.
Add to that I am rather a loner and this has suited me until now, I've always felt very happy and fulfilled with my lifestyle. I have acquaintances through work and clubs, etc. but very few friends. The few friends I have live miles away including overseas and we catch up with monthly phone calls, the odd email or letter. All these seem very shallow, but this has never bothered me.
Now I just feel so alone. I've been crying down the phone to my closest friend, but there is nothing she can do as she is sooo busy and so far away. Work keeps me busy and I can just about put on a brave face to get through the day, but when I get home in the evening and shut the door I fall apart. The thought of going out and meeting people, even as far as the supermarket is more than I can bear.

mummylin Sun 11-Aug-13 15:59:52

Hello sorry you feel so down. We have a support thread for anyone who has lost a parent, pop over there of you need support.
Thread title " support for anyone grieving for a parent"

ssd Wed 14-Aug-13 18:52:52

op, I'm so sorry. please come over to the thread mummylin mentioned, everyone their is very supportive to each other.

am so sorry for your loss, I don't know how to get over the loneliness, I'm finding I carry it with me all the time.

myartval Tue 19-Nov-13 19:45:35

A piece of advice I was given when I lost my beloved husband, ''When you're going through hell, grit your teeth and keep going.''

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