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Lonely dad

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Rachela66 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:35:02

My dad was bereaved a year ago and lives away from all his family . He calls me 3-4 times an evening and texts throughout the day. Same conversation repeated over and over and I get so stressed out. He doesn't really listen - just talks and is v v lonely. Won't listen to any of my suggestions to go out and meet people or do voluntary work or join a group ...what to do ?

hazeimcgee Wed 17-Aug-16 00:57:52

Is there any chance he would move closer to you? Assisted living place? Could you go visit and take him out a few places where he might meet people?

Lemond1fficult Wed 24-Aug-16 15:35:46

I just came across your post and didn't want to run. My mum is just like this with my sister - texting constantly, calling loads, repeating herself, won't do anything to change her situation. Weirdly, I ring her every other day and that's fine.

Not sure what to advise you, as we've tried finding out about charities, book groups etc, and there's always a reason why she can't or won't go. Feel like she's waiting to die sometimes. It's so sad.

Hand hold for you. flowersflowersflowers

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