3 weeks today I lost my wife and I am so lonely I hate Sundays living on my own it awful.

Dear @1954.ron

I am sorry to hear of the loss of your wife.

One of the most difficult parts of a bereavement can be the feelings of loneliness that comes with it, nothing can prepare you for it.

Sue Ryder has a Grief Guide that contains useful information to help you understand and cope with your bereavement and grief, explore your emotions and feelings and hear from others experiencing grief. When you are ready, it would be worth taking a look at.

Cruse Bereavement have advice on how to cope with the Loneliness . It would be worth having a read to see how it can help you.

There is an organisation called The Silver Line 4 which is a helpline for anyone aged 55 and over. They provide friendship, conversation and support 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The number is 0800 4 70 80 90 and it is free.

This may be of help to you and sometimes it helps to talk to people outside of family and friends. This organisation is amazing, and it would be worth you looking at the website.

On a final note If you type in the search bar Loneliness/Loss of Wife you can connect with members here who have experienced and have been in the same position as yourself. The support here is amazing.

You are not alone, please continue to reach out here any time. We are all here for you.


I hate Sundays too, for some reason they make you feel more alone.
Doesn’t help with the dark nights as it gives you more time to think about your loss. I’m going to buy some books to read to see if that distracts my mind for a while. I have a piano but lost interest in playing it since Mike died.
Sending you a hug
Jen x