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31 Jul 2008

Lonely beyond words - 51 year old female
Can any of your readers perhaps suggest what does a 51 year old lady do in this town/country to get into a decent, kind and wonderful friendship? Two of my children live overseas, the other in another city with his girlfriend. I have no other family at all and was made redundant a few years ago and just cannot get work it seems for all the reasons which other people know who have also gone this route in this day and age.<br>I am average looking, No miss world but not hit with the ugly stick either. Love to cook. Love going on walks, Read a great deal - fiction and non fiction. Love dancing, music, laughing, interesting discussions - consider myself a humanitarian and am involved in 3 voluntary organizations but everyone there is either married or simply looking for someone to cheat with. <br><br>Things have been getting so bad that while I keep on a cheery face for the world to see, I am actually highly suicidal as I just cannot imagine living this way for many more years to come. I have done it for 7 years since my partner passed away and just cannot deal with this loneliness any longer. <br>Anyone with ideas can reply to me - I am such a social person, this is killing me!<br>
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01 Jan 0001

Many others are in a similar situation, and it can indeed be worrying --- but don't despair, and if you find yourself contemplating suicide, you could be Depressed as well, and deserving proper treatment for that. Maybe explore the Anxiety/Depression Support Group, too. From the sound of it, numerous other readers right here experience similar concerns --- maybe think of forming a mutual support group to work on this jointly ?
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