Loneliness

Ward072181 - posted on 12/27/2015 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom from the US, does anyone ever deal with loneliness? Everyone works during the day so how do you ladies occupy yourselves?

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Eva - posted on 01/13/2016

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Yes. I'm a SAHM to a 16 month old and I'm 3 months pregnant with my second. To top it all off, I live in the suburbs and my husband takes our only car to work every day. If I don't get a car soon, I think I'll go bonkers. There's no parks within walking distance and I have to cross a dangerous highway to go to some stores so I'm relegated to taking walks around the neighborhood, weather permitting. It can get boring.
I think my son is starting to get bored at home too and craves interaction with other little children. It makes me want to cry when he's so happy to see them in public, and it hurts to know that the only time I could make that happen is when his daddy is home on weekends. I know there's other moms in the neighborhood but I don't know if they stay home too and I'm not sure how to meet them. Not sure if they'd be interested in making new friends. I moved to the suburbs from the city 2 1/2 years ago so my friends live far plus they all seem to still be childless. I feel like the odd one out and sometimes, it feels lonely.

Noemi - posted on 01/08/2016

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I have the same feeling!!I know we need to talk to people.But I have no one to speak~~
My husband works long hours...So I think i need penpal!!

Lilian - posted on 12/30/2015

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I've a stay at home mom for most of the time that I realized my for kids. My youngest is 13 and diagnosed with autism. My struggle with becoming lonely will reach a different level since I will begin homeschooling him this month but I'm not so scared anymore.
May I suggest a few things that have helped me get through Very difficult times?
I've learned that struggling with loneliness is best approached with seeking human interaction rather than staying occupied. - no matter how much laundry I did, dishes I washed, or meals I cooked... I still needed to be seen by and see others.
Some down time is good even if it feels uncomfortable sometimes.
Please make plans to take time for you. Some days a nice trip to the market, mall, or coffee shop ends in a brief but stimulation conversation with a friendly person.
Take care! Good luck 🍀

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Hi Janice. Oh tell me about it. Since i quit my job to be a SAHM, i've tried everytg. Still trying..thts hw i landed myself in this group..to find new frens. If u hv time, do write me irasyad88@yahoo.com

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Enrique - posted on 12/28/2015

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Take it easy. Just try to find friends in your community. I am sure that there will be a group of 5 to 6 mothers that are in the same position. Go to the city and ask for any info they can provide.
Good luck!

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