So alone

First message.
I’m 70 years old
My partner passed away 4th August
Finding it hard to cope Funeral on 25th all been sorted and the wake
Sleeping is a joke go to bed have 1 or 2hrs sleep Lost interest in eating… have bits now and again.
Doing jobs … cleaning , washing up
Spend alot of time watching TV … I like football finding it boring .
Its hard to put in words how i feel.


Dear @JOHN11

Welcome to the Community, I so sorry to hear of the loss of your partner.

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 2 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 12. It would be worth having a read to see how it can help you.

If you type in the search bar Loneliness you can connect with members here who have experienced and been in the same position as yourself.

I do hope the funeral will go well for you this week. You will be in our thoughts.

Please continue to reach out and take care of yourself.


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Hi John. So sorry for your loss. Relate to everything you have said. I lost my husband on the 8th July .
And lost interest in everything which gave joy before.
The fact that he is no longer here overshadows everything
It is so,hard
I am trying to get through each day hour by hour and do things to distract myself - seeing people - going out- anything really.
Being home is painful but being outside the home is painful too
I hope,things improve for,you - and me - and everyone on here in this awful,situation
I do think keeping busy is helpful - but nothing feels right any more