I loss my Mum nearly three months now, I was her 24/7 carer, I live on my own now. It’s night time , I feel so lonely, angry, very overwhelmed with running the home, and the feeling that nobody cares. Often I cry myself to sleep, I do have family but they don’t understand. How can I help myself overcome this feeling doom and gloom especially at night.


I’m having the same problems I lost my partner six weeks ago we were together for 30 years and this is the first time I’ve been on my own the feeling of loneliness is overwhelming I can’t sleep and I’m constantly feeling sick but I’m taking it one day at a time and hopefully things will improve


I think many people hide this loneliness. My widowed friends always have the radio or TV on in the background when I ring them. I put the TV on at night so there are human voices. I think you have to push yourself towards kind people and hope they accept you.
Noone can replace someone you’ve loved for so long but you can distract yourself for some of the time. I rang helplines when I got really lonely last year and it did help to talk to someone kind for a few minutes.