Loneliness

I am a weekend wife. For the last 10 years I saw my husband only on weekends.  I was lonely in the beginning. As time goes by, I filled it up with things I love to do & build my career slowly instead of just depending on friends or family for emotional support.  I learn to get the support from the most important person – my husband. And on many occasions my closest friend. However, please do not think that it was easy being in this situation.  It was TOUGH.

I do believe it is harder for a single person, because in the end it is just you.  I do believe that we have to deal with the loneliness, pack and parcel of life. There is never a good answer. There isn’t any best solution to rid of it. It varies from an individual to another.  I wish never to be lonely and I know The Almighty is always there for me.

The below however is how Elizabeth Gilbert feels about loneliness. I think it is what a person has to choose to do.

“When I get lonely these days, I think: So BE lonely, Liz. Learn your way around loneliness. Make a map of it. Sit with it, for once in your life. Welcome to the human experience. But never again use another person’s body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilled yearnings.” — Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

And as Mother Teresa put it:
“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”
— Mother TeresalonelyPhoto of The Thames near Richmond, London…on a quiet January morning 2012.

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