I have a husband, 3 children, over 300 Facebook friends and of course I have many non Facebook friends, yet I feel alone. How can that be?
I talk with my friends and family daily, I go to work and make friends, I’m social and I like to talk. Why then do I feel like this?
Part of me knows why. My older brother died over 20 years ago- he was my only sibling and didn’t have a chance yet to marry, he was 25. My parents are both deceased, (pretty recently for both) and I really miss them and being able to call them to talk about my life. My dad really liked to hear about my day.
I try talking to some of my friends but fortunately for them, they don’t understand because thankfully they have their siblings and parents. When I do talk to them about how I feel, the subject very often turns to their problems that I’m now listening to.
Now I’m not trying to be a bad friend. If I called you because I’m feeling down/lonely please let me finish up my discussion and validate my feelings. The part of feeling lonely that I don’t get is that I have friends, and some very dear ones, how can I lay awake at night feeling so lonely. I wouldn’t wish this feeling on anyone.
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