are you lonely?

United States
May 25, 2009 6:06pm CST
So many people these days are lonely, having no one to call on the phone or to go see in person. Many people call the electric company and other businesses, not to buy something or to complain, but just to have someone to talk to for a moment. Many people just have no friends or close family to go see. I also am lonely. Are you a lonely person? Do you have friends and family? It just seems that families are breaking apart these days. Many people no longer even know who are their neighbors.
3 responses
@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
26 May 09
I am surrounded by family and have a great many phone friends also lots of internet friends. But I know people that call the furnal home jst to hear a voice1
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@byfaithonly (10715)
• United States
25 May 09
This is very sad and I know there are a lot of people in this situation. I work at a call center and at least once a day I'll get a call that I know they really didn't need anything more than someone to talk to. Those are the most difficult one because as much as I would love to set on the phone and talk with them my boss is rushing me to get on to the next call. I have friends and family but they are very busy with their lives and I for the most part enjoy being alone - once in a while is good enough for me and I do know they are just a phone call away if I need them.
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• United States
28 May 09
Back when I answered the phone a lot at work (before they put in the 800 number so that we would not answer the phones) there were a lot of old people who would call up. Many of them were just lonely with no real complaint.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
29 May 09
I am self employed and I clean houses for a living. Some of my elderly clients are really lonely because they pay me to clean their houses and most of the time I am there they are making me sit and visit with them instead. I mean they pay me well and sometimes don;t let me clean and make me visit and then I have to leave without the house getting cleaned because I have to go do others. And they still pay me. So I can only figure they hire me because they are lonely and need some one to visit them. I don't have a lot of friends or family close to me. I live with my adult daughter in a city that we have no other family and since we only moved here last year we don't know very many people. But I am still not lonely. I like to be by myself most of the time and am happy with my life. Although at times I wish I had some one to go have a coffee with. So I guess I am lonely sometimes.