Tell Us: When Is It Really, Really Hard to Go It Alone?


Tell Us: When Is It Really, Really Hard to Go It Alone?

stadium-165406_640We often talk about the loneliness of caregiving. Even if you're surrounded by family members and friends, you can feel alone.

So, I'd love to know: When is it really, really hard to go it alone?

When do you find the loneliness to be at its worst? When do you feel overwhelmed by the loneliness of being alone? When does the loneliness feel so present that it feels like it will swallow you?

Tell us about your experiences in our comments section, below.

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My loneliest time is the middle of the night when all around is dark.

Lillie Fuller

My loneliest times are yesterday, today and tomorrow. Other than that, I do pretty darn good.


Sunday afternoon was family time for most of my life. I miss summer afternoons at Mom & Dad's playing yard games with my siblings' kids, dinner crowded around the too-small table in the small dining room which doubled as Dad's \"command center.\" Now often I visit Mom during this time, and it's just the two of us. I rarely hear from my siblings or the rest of the family.


I'm not sure if this is the answer I was expecting when I asked the question but...\r\n\r\nI often find Facebook to be the loneliest place. I find it most difficult to go it alone when I visit Facebook. I'm always amazed at how much others are living while I live with two people who are dying (maybe they won't die tomorrow or next month or this year, but they are slowly dying.) And, I'm always amazed at how much people talk about what really and truly does not matter when so much that matters goes on in a caregiving home. And, how much they talk about themselves! Oh, my gosh, and the self involvement really gets me.\r\n\r\nI don't spend much time on Facebook because I often feel like it's the loneliest place on earth for me.