Caregiving: Loneliness: Grief Process

20151123172129-lonely-woman-sad-alone-distant-relax-depression-An excerpt from my book, “One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”

Again, some therapists believe that loneliness is a part of the stage of depression, but others say it is its own next stage. It often leads to depression and it is hard to overcome when you lose your friends, your independence and your ability to communicate on a deep level.

Charlene had lost her dream house, her car and driving privileges, her ability to enjoy her hobbies and volunteer work, her close bond with her 11/2-year-old granddaughter who was now afraid of grandma. (That bond was later restored as her granddaughter got older.

Also, after a few months, most of Charlene’s close friends that she knew before the stroke just stopped coming around or calling. There are, however, a handful of friends who did continue to keep in touch with her. They might take her out to dinner and a movie, spend the day with her at home, or just be there for her as a faithful friend. Her faith in God, and her hope for the future helped her to finally break out of her loneliness, which also helped her depression.

one arm one legThis is just a another chapter of my book “One Arm One Leg 100 Words, Overcoming Unbelievable Hardships”. You can buy the book by clicking this link. And surely, you will not stop reading it from the beginning till the end of this book.