We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Orson Welles

Loneliness has been defined by social researchers as “the subjective, unwelcome feeling of lack or loss of companionship”. It is stated by American researchers that loneliness is an emotion that may have been caused through evolution to ensure humans remain in close contact with each other.

Of course its not just people in pain who can feel lonely, the elderley in particular can feel very lonely. Well now a new campaign to end loneliness is being set up to ‘defeat the terrible social condition of loneliness, particularly in the older people, with a number of charities binding together to raise awareness, provide support, and suggest actions at government, community and personal levels and practical tips’, visit for more details.


11 thoughts on “PAIN AND LONELINESS…

  1. There is a difference between loneliness and being alone. You can be lonely and yet be surrounded by people. Alone but happy in your own thoughts. The loss of companionship would have to be the worst experience for the elderly. Once the grandchildren have grown up and gone their own ways must be the hardest thing, apart from losing a lifetime partner.


    • I so agree with you there hutt, it is quite different. For instance, today my hubby had to go for some dental treatment but it was quite a long way away and as my back was so bad I stayed at home. The house felt empty and I felt very lonely.


    • Yes, I agree and yes I think a mood thing. I felt a bit like that today. I was in a lot of pain and my husband was out for the day and I felt very lonely but it was my mood really as he was only gone a couple of hours.


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