Tag: Loneliness

How To Get Over The Holidays With No Friends or Family

Published: December 20, 2013 | Last Updated: January 21, 2021 By | 34 Replies Continue Reading
How To Get Over The Holidays With No Friends or Family

No friends or family around? 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump

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50 and no…

Published: December 12, 2013 | By | 33 Replies Continue Reading

A woman googles “50 and no…” to search for answers for her loneliness

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Making friends at midlife: Ties that bind

Published: December 25, 2012 | Last Updated: April 2, 2016 By | 20 Replies Continue Reading

When we reach midlife, the thought of making new friends can be daunting. One reason why: Unlike women who are going to school, working or parenting, there isn’t a steady pool of people to choose from who are at the same stage of life, doing the same thing at the same time, with many of the same interests.

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Getting Older: Fighting loneliness in small steps

Published: October 1, 2012 | Last Updated: August 9, 2015 By | 30 Replies Continue Reading

Recently, a reader named Peggy sent The Friendship Doctor an email that explains how she combats feelings of loneliness through some of her interests.

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Rx for Loneliness: Get out of the house!

Published: September 13, 2012 | Last Updated: November 3, 2015 By | 9 Replies Continue Reading

Here are 5 Tips for Making Friends After 50.

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Home Alone & Lonely? Some Practical Tips

Published: February 24, 2012 | Last Updated: August 1, 2013 By | 79 Replies Continue Reading

What resources are there for people who are home alone and lonely, without any family or friends? QUESTION Dear Irene, I am 63. My husband brought me here many years ago. It is rural and here, family is everything—which is nice—but I have none. My life from the beginning was similar to a child in an orphanage. I was […]

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Moving and Friendship: Is moving a good way to make new friends?

Published: December 30, 2011 | Last Updated: February 23, 2015 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

When you move, you take some emotional baggage with you…

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Finding Friends After Divorce: Can we count the ways?

Published: September 6, 2011 | Last Updated: January 28, 2017 By | 4 Replies Continue Reading

Tips on finding friends after divorce

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Happy Friendship Day, 2011

Published: August 7, 2011 | Last Updated: August 2, 2014 By | 6 Replies Continue Reading

Friendship Day falls midway between Poultry Day (which is in May) and Bologna Day (which is in October). Today, August 7th is Friendship Day.

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No One To Dance with: Adjusting To Life As A Widow

Published: July 5, 2011 | Last Updated: August 26, 2021 By | 8 Replies Continue Reading
No One To Dance with: Adjusting To Life As A Widow

For a new widow, the loss of a spouse is palpable. Special occasions can be reminders of the significant loss.

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