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Single Mothers and Loneliness

Loneliness can be a big issue for a single mother, especially if she does not choose to be single. I am a pretty strong person, and I do not normally even let myself feel lonely, but sometimes it can really get me down.

In all honesty, I mostly feel lonely during some sort of crisis. You know, like death, loss of job, nephew driving me crazy. That is when I wish that I had someone here to hold me. Really, I can talk to just about anyone. So it is really just the absence of someone to hold me.

Right now, I am feeling lonely because I would like to have someone there to hold me. I am so stressed out it isn’t even funny. I feel as though nothing will ever be okay again, even though deep down I know that this is not the case.

I can’t do anything about not having anyone to hold me during these trying times, but there are things that we can all do to help ourselves to feel less lonely.

  • Talk. I have a feeling that there will soon be a day when I call my best friend and we go to McDonald’s to talk. I have so much on my mind these days, that this will likely be a necessary step. Why McDonald’s? It is cheap, pure and simple.
  • Read a good book. I just read the entire Twilight series in less than two weeks, and it helped to keep my mind off everything that has been stressing me out. It was a big help, even though it is meant for a younger readership. I was addicted to that like I was to the Harry Potter series. That does not happen often with me.
  • Walk. I do this a lot any way, but when I am stressed I may walk two or three times a day.
  • Blog. I have a private MySpace where only my friends and family gather. I can blog about near about anything on there.

What ideas do you have for helping with loneliness? Mention them in the comments below.

Shannon

P.S. What ideas do you have for helping with loneliness? Mention them in the comments below.

Other Articles of Interest:

A Few Resources for the Single Mother

Resources for Women’s Health Concerns

Books for the Single Mother

Great Movies About Single Moms

The Single Mother and Men