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what did you do to stop yourself feeling lonely all the time?

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abbyfromoz Mon 25-Mar-13 15:57:34

Married people get lonely too! Im a SAHM and really struggling with having no family here and hardly any friends with kids. I try to meet people but most of the time they already have formed their little groups... Makes me feel a bit desperate lol
I would be lost without DD... She's my little mate.

TheOrchardKeeper Mon 25-Mar-13 15:27:04

Mumsnet helped me! And developing new, easy, cheap hobbies (i.e. knitting, drawing, improving my cooking...)

I called a lot of people too. Not all the time & I tried to have different people to ring but that helped.

Then the usual toddler group, work, tv sort of combo.

It's easier now (met my DP) but I can still remember what it's like to be alone every evening & I did find it quite hard so just to say I hope you get some good suggestions and at least know there's plenty of us going through the same sort of thing smile

Flojobunny Sun 24-Mar-13 08:24:06

How old are your DCs?
I joined lots of parent and child activity group. We have a surestart centre just down the road so they do lots and I joined music ones, swimming classes, gymnastics classes etc.
I also enrolled on a PT college course to help me get that PT job and to make friends.

Stellarella123 Sun 24-Mar-13 08:20:34

What about joining an exercise class? Gym? I do this during the day when kids are at nursery but some people take there kids Along to the zumba I go to, or walking groups, get a hobby- have a look in hobbycraft get some ideas on craft ? I know how lonely feels hmmgood luck with the job hunt x

Lonecatwithkitten Sun 24-Mar-13 07:26:19

I do work full time which helps, but I also joined a choir.

Samantha1986 Sun 24-Mar-13 00:29:41

I'm a single mummy of 2, currently looking for part-time work with not much luck and I'm finding myself getting extremely lonely! The only people I know in my town are my bf and his family, my bf has just got himself a full-time job and as he is the only person I see all week most weeks I'm finding myself feeling extremely lonely & isolated now that I only see him about 2 evenings a week sad
Until I find myself a job what sort of things can I do to socialize to stop me getting so lonely? Feel like I'm gonna go mad without any adult conversations all week confused

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