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    Louierohan
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    Hi

    I’m a 54 year old dad, separated earlier in the year

    I feel so isolated with few friends and am struggling to connect with people outside of work. Is there any support groups for people around my age in the Bristol area. I never realised how lonely I felt,now it’s in my face and is so painful. I now suffer have with anxiety and depression . Sometimes I just want it all just to stop rather than living this day after day

     

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    Louierohan
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    Hi JJ

    Thanks for checking in

    I’m ok,

    Like you said it’s difficult at this time of year.

    I’ve tried to decorate recently, managed to get the wallpaper paste and brush out, that’s as far as I got.

    I want to get out and connect with people, I get to the door and stop as I just don’t know where to go, I’ve done the endless walking around the shops on my own.

    Thanks Tony ( Louie Rohan are my son’s Christian names)

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    Kathymumofone
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    Hi Tony

    You could try checking the local paper for places to start. Look for pub quizzes where you don’t need a team, or free trial days at sports venues, or local art exhibitions. Or have you tried offering to marshall at your local park run? It’s nice being part of a team organising an event. There are details online.

    Or choose a pub or cafe nearby. Buy a drink and do the crossword. Go in regularly. People will soon recognise you and start chatting

    Things are easier to do if you plan them in advance so you know where you are going and don’t feel awkward. And choose local so it doesn’t seem so impossible. It sounds like you are just out of practice.

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    Carmen
    Moderator

    Hi Tony

     

    I’m Carmen, one of the moderators.  I’m sorry you’re having a hard time, I’ve private messaged you with some suggestions about finding support.  Carmen

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    Sherina
    Participant

    I would suggest voluntary work like crisis stewarding at charity events . That way you can get out there and meet lots of people

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