How to Help Parents Who Suffer from Loneliness

Most parents don’t end up spending much time alone, especially when their children are young. But, even if they never actually find themselves alone, these same parents are certainly susceptible to loneliness. Loneliness occurs when we feel socially distant or isolated from others. Parents who maintain positive relationships with their children may not have a lot of extra time to develop friendships outside of the family. That being said, if you have a friend who is a parent and is suffering from feelings of loneliness, here are a few things you can do to lend a hand. Let Them Know You Can Help It can be difficult for anyone who is feeling lonely to ask for help. This is especially true of people who are shy or not very self-confident, who may find it difficult to reach out to people in the first place. If you suspect that a friend is feeling a little isolated, let them know that you’re someone they can talk to. Call or text them every now and then to ask how things are going, rather than waiting for them to get in touch with you. Having someone to keep in contact with consistently will help to alleviate their loneliness. Offer to Help with the Kids One of the main reasons parents typically experience loneliness is that the responsibilities of being a parent doesn’t leave them much time to socialize with others. If you’re comfortable with caring for children, you might offer to take care of their kids for the day (or even for an hour or two) so that they can get out and unwind. Even the occasional chance for some kid-free time will give them the opportunity to get out and connect with other people. Give Them Something to Do Group activities are a great cure for loneliness. Not only do they give everyone involved a chance to feel less isolated, they also help to keep your friends from allowing themselves to dwell on feelings of being alone. Obviously, you want to choose an activity or activities that you and your friends enjoy. To make things even more exciting, suggest something you’ve never done before. The best kind of activity in this case is one that re-occurs. Think along the lines of a weekly acting class or a monthly fishing trip. Not only does this help to establish a positive social routine, it also helps to reduce any feelings of loneliness that may pop up unexpectedly. How? If the lonely parent in question has something to look forward to, chances are that he or she won’t feel quite as isolated. If you can’t or don’t want to come up with an activity involving the whole family, helping your (parent) friend find the perfect babysitter is a thoughtful gesture. It simply means it’s one less thing he or she has to stress over before the fun begins. The best recourse for a lonely parent is a strong support network. So, it’s vitally important to step in to lend a hand when a friend or family member is feeling down. At the same time, it’s also important to remember that being a parent is a lot of work. The last thing you want to do is overwhelm these parents with too much contact. It’s sometimes tricky to find the proper balance. Just remember this. When it comes to helping someone overcome feelings of loneliness, being a caring friend is the absolute best thing that you can do for them. If the tables were turned, chances are they’d do the same for you.

30 thoughts on “How to Help Parents Who Suffer from Loneliness”

  1. I was sitting in my kitchen drinking a cup of coffee and cleaning my camera . I was really down and the rain outside didn’t help. I had just turned 78. I had lost my wife last year after a short battle with cancer. I missed her terribly. We had been married for almost 60 years. Little did I know my life was going to change.

    I was thinking about selling our home since the reason for buying such a big home was gone. It was large because my wife had several sewing machines and needed the room. It was a pre-manufactured home with about 2,000 square feet. Due to our snoring, I lived in one end of the home in a small bedroom and she had lived in the other end in the master bedroom. Around the walls were pictures of my wife that I had taken when we were younger. Almost all were her in the nude. She was a great model and very beautiful.

    I was getting up to get another cup of coffee when the doorbell rang. I don’t get visitors and even my daughters didn’t visit very often. I opened the door and there stood a beautiful young woman. She was about 5′ 4″ with long dark hair. She was wearing a halter top and I could see she had, although small, great tits. It took me several seconds to recognize she was my new next door neighbor. She and her husband had just recently moved in.

    She said I’m Jennifer your next door neighbor. I said good morning and asked her if she wanted a cup of coffee. She said that would be great and followed me into the kitchen. I noticed her looking at all the nude photos of my wife. When we sat down I told her those were pictures of my late wife. She asked if I was a photographer and I said not a professional one. I now take general pictures, usually of flowers and sunsets. We talked for a little while about various subject. She finally said the reason she came over was to see if she could use my phone. They were trying get a phone of their own installed. I handed her my cell phone. I went to get us more coffee as I heard her talking. I heard her say that was more than they could afford. As I came back I could see tears in her eyes. As I handed her a tissue she said they were having financial problems. She got up to go and thanked me for the coffee. As I walked her out she stopped to look at my wife’s pictures. Before I could stop my mouth I said I had a lot more in my side of the house. She smiled and said she would like to see them sometime. She walked out and I had a view of the beautiful tight ass. I thought to myself that her husband was very lucky.

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