So lonely

Renee - posted on 09/21/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have been feeling so down and lonely lately. My husband has been working all the time, and our families are an hour and a half away from where we live. I never have any help besides my husband when he is home. I have no close friendships, only acquaintances from church and my sons school. I feel isolated even though I do have some activities outside of the house (church, volunteering, etc). This feeling of being alone has made it difficult for me to get out and do things, ironically. When I am feeling down I will avoid going places like church or to the playground. It has really been difficult lately, because I just want to hide in my house, but being in my house also makes me sad. It's like I am sad no matter what I do. Does anyone else feel this way too?

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Fikile - posted on 10/21/2014

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Hi Dear I'm Fikile from South Africa an married with 2 Boys. Wat I can tell u is nothing is impossible with God give that challenge to God because that is the Challenge from the Davil.so plz pray don't do anything that will put u in regrets later coz that's wat the devil wants.

Jen - posted on 10/03/2014

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I feel this way as well. I live in a rural community and although I have lived here for a year now I don't know anyone. My family lives in the city over an hour away and I have no friends to speak of since I've gotten married. My husband works all day, often late, and is usually busy playing on the computer when he is home...and we only have one vehicle so I have no way to get anywhere unless he's at home. I don't have any activities outside the house anymore. I used to go to yoga several times a week, go to Sunday program at my temple every week and often helped out during the week as well. I've had to stop doing these things because of lack of transportation and financial difficulties. I've been feeling so depressed lately, particularly because I'm expecting again this winter - although I know I should be happy I just dread the extra stress, chores, fatigue and even less time to myself...

Jade - posted on 09/23/2014

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when I read those words from you, I feel sad too... Because I'm feeling the same way with you, even worse...Just so you know that I'm very new to the state and also has NO friend at all except my husband... I totally depressed because I can not find a best friend here since I don't go out... and I don't know how to stop feeling all alone...

Julia - posted on 09/23/2014

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How old is your baby? This is a common feeling for me during the first few months after having a baby. I'd say even the first 5 or 6 months, basically until my hormones level back out. I'm sorry you're having such a rough time. Maybe schedule to see your family once a week or something, even though it's a long drive? I get the same exact way about not doing things when I'm feeling down and lonely too, kind of counterproductive, but it's what I do too. I hope things get better for you soon.

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