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When I look back at my life, I guess I have been feeling lonely and depressed for much of it.

These days it's all about the following. As a result of a health prob. I cannot drive and this leads to social isolation. Secondly, I don't have a family to give that buffer against the world.

I find this very challenging and feel like a reject especially around Christmas.

 

 

felicita felicita 66-70, F 4 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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Dorobo you are right. EP does help to relieve loneliness. Are there others like it? I like your point about stepping outside the 4 walls. It's a great experience.<br />
1cafewood thanks again for your kindness and empathy.

I am now your friend,kindness returns kindness..your special..

I have family and friends around,but we do not always believe in the same things. Christmas has always been my favorate time of the year, but I was always around my family. My next Christmas will be alone,and I am trying to prepare myself for it. I like to read that keeps my mind going, and I also am starting to realize that I been married to this man for 25yrs, and I never did realize how depressed and lonely I was, should of put the pieces together when I sit back and think dam- you been on antidepressants your whole entire married like. <br />
now that is crazy, and such a blinds fool. Hey though I love talking about it because this is what is giving me my stength now.

Christmas can be a difficult time. I am fortunate enough to have a few family members nearby. Even so, they're busy a lot of the time, so there are times when I do feel alone.<BR><BR>Having been out of work for a long time, I occasionally do volunteer work, partly to have something to put on my resume, but also because without it, I struggle to find things to keep my mind stimulated. Lack of mental stimulation, seems to erode my ability to think clearly.