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Let your family know how you feel, says Mariella. Asking for help is scary but the rewards are worth it.
The dilemma I am married and a grandmother. I visit a lady in the old age home every week. There I met, yesterday, a woman visiting — but she comes with her friend. I always go by myself.
Sometimes I visit people in their homes on Sundays, people with challenges. But… I have no one to talk to. And nothing to do. Meaning I listen to lectures every day.
And I walk every day. But relationships with people? It is a painful and devastating feeling. I could just disappear and no one would notice. Mariella replies Thank you for writing. Some weeks I feel like jumping on to a rooftop in a crowded city with a microphone and belting out that Beatles song Eleanor Rigby at the top of my lungs. There are so many people out there who feel like you, adrift and abandoned, despite our ever-increasing population. For there to be family, friends and neighbours feeling isolated Lonely married granny our crowded country is shaming for us all.
Loneliness is epidemica state of affairs that MP Jo Cox was motivated and dismayed by before her murder. A Commission on Loneliness has been founded in her name, attracting a cross-party group of MPs and a large of organisations that work with the most vulnerable in our society. People do want to help.
Not out of pity but because befriending someone and helping them feel like they are part of humanity, not set apart from it, feels good. A major and unnecessary obstacle is the stigma people feel about admitting to being lonely. In our social media-crazed society, being lonely can be seen as embarrassing.
Try calling the Marmalade Trust onor the Silver Line on for advice and support. You say you are married and a grandmother, so I have to ask where your family is when you are feeling abandoned. People in relationships, or children at school, or mothers with babies, can feel terribly alone, as can career men and women, widows and widowers and older people whose social lives have diminished as their friends pass away or they become ever more housebound. Thank heavens for Radio 4, which for many people is their only companion.
Now you need to put similar energy into ensuring the same for yourself. Fixing most of our problems starts with recognising and then articulating them.
Despite this bleak climate of wall building and separation, across the country there are organisations and individuals with a far more inclusive, welcoming spirit. Let them know.
Asking for help is frightening, but the rewards are well worth it. If you have a dilemma, send a brief to mariella. Follow her on Twitter mariellaf1.
Dear Mariella Relationships. I am a married grandmother but I feel so terribly lonely. Mariella Frostrup. Sun 26 Mar Loneliness… Mariella replies Thank you for writing. Topics Relationships Dear Mariella Older people features. Reuse this content.Lonely married granny
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