One woman tells us about finding the courage to move on after being lonely in marriage.
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Finding a lifeline of support and friendship when coping with loneliness and bereavement.
Charity Widowed & Young offers unconditional support to the bereaved.
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A short story about the loneliness of motherhood by Jo Cocco.
Loneliness has degrees I am not starving, though there can be days when my voice dries in my throat for lack of use. I have regular phone calls from friends and family. An average of once or twice a week. Face to face perhaps once a fortnight and cheerful greetings from neighbours. But as there […]
Kate reflects on her own year as writer in residence at the University’s Botanic Garden in Cambridge, and what others have experienced.
In less than three weeks our daughter and only child will be home for the summer having completed her first year of university. To say we are counting the minutes until she’s back would not be an exaggeration – it has been a tough year of transition both for her and us. Empty nest syndrome […]
Christmas isn’t always straightforward… I may hide away from Christmas AGAIN this year. Christmas can highlight the good as well as the horrible times, feelings of being alone, enhanced by being with couples enjoying themselves and being on one’s own, in a group, can make one feel really lonely at this particular time of the […]
A daughter’s perspective on leaving home to go to university… As I recall, going to university wasn’t so much ‘flying the nest’ as it was falling, flapping and whacking into great big branches. If I was going to be torn away from my comfy home, my contented, quiet life in suburban London, reliable friends and […]
It can be tough on parents when their children leave home, so it is important to make the most it while they are still around I can hear my youngest daughter calling me to come and play dollies with her, but I’m really pushed for time as I am taking the unusual opportunity of actually […]