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4/28/21 4:17 P

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Hi all, Feeling lonely? That was me. Prayed and looked. After a decade, I'm not seen anymore. He knows what I think, doesn't need to hear me. .

Please work on yourself, love yourself, let your life unroll. My heart has found that while I felt I needed a male, my greatest support has come from my "sisters". I keep my adult children and family members close, while he prefers to isolate.

My goodness. I hope you each find peace and acceptance.

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4/16/21 3:36 P

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PATTYMCGRAW, thank you for the tips!

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3/28/21 11:21 A

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Looking forward to connect more later. Have a great day. emoticon

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3/27/21 3:44 P

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I hear you about job hunting being a full-time job - it's more like two full time jobs. When I was looking, I finally signed up with all the employment agencies in town as well as getting online. Don't forget the small local newspapers and even the churches. I found that most companies now would rather the employment agencies weed out people so they go with them. Good luck.

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3/27/21 12:58 P

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I'm here! I'm here!

I work at a cafe and work online, which means I cannot be on Spark[people as much as I would like.

My low-paying jobs stress me out.

Searching for a better job is a job in itself.



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3/20/21 1:54 P

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I do not know the answer either. I try to remember to at least check in. I need to keep moving, I have lots to juggle. I'll have to stew on that one.

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3/20/21 12:16 P

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Ok....I got a complaint that not many people post. I wish I had a magic answer, but I don't. Ideas?

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12/19/20 10:01 A

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12/18/20 12:11 P

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My oldest sister, Barb, would have had her birthday Monday. It's the first one without her, and I find that it's harder than I thought it would be. Our relationship was rocky for a little bit, but we had gotten over that. I think of her only living daughter, of her grandkids, two of which lost both their mom and grandma. It's a big void.

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12/8/20 10:20 A

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12/8/20 8:54 A

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My oldest great-nephew came down for the weekend. He's not had an easy life - he found his Mom dead, his Dad wrote him off, his Grandma (my sister) died from Covid, his only sister is stuck in Missouri because her baby daddy won't let her take Vinny out of state, etc. I didn't get to spend as much time as I'd like with him and I find myself down because he had to go back to Michigan. I don't do goodbyes well.

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12/1/20 8:38 P

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I have felt like I would never meet someone. I started doing things that I enjoyed. Pretty soon someone came to me. We've been married 2 and a half years now.

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11/27/20 5:08 P

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emoticon all for your tips. Sorry so late.

All I know is that they are all either married or gay.

I want a man who would be kind to my loved ones, not just to me.

I work, cook, clean ... What am I not doing?

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11/27/20 11:02 A

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emoticon I too have my crafts to keep me busy Living on a hobby farm the animals are great companions too. I love some your ideas. Widen out my choices. Have a grand day.

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11/27/20 6:54 A

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As far as social isolation, I email my friends daily I play games on a site called pogo and you can chat with other people and add them as friends. I heard something about AARP having a program where people will call you to talk so you have someone to talk to, sorry I don't remember the name of the program. There is always Sparkpeople!

To keep myself busy i do embroidery, color in the adult coloring books. read, write in a gratitude journal and a few other journals.

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11/25/20 1:07 P

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I don't think it is.

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11/25/20 11:14 A

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I wasn't aware that Sparks was doing any zoom meetings?

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11/24/20 7:12 P

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Linda, do you have Facetime on your phone or skype on your computer? I use mine a lot. There are a lot of groups that meet on Zoom. The public library would probably give you some suggestions.

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11/24/20 9:42 A

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This pandemic is starting to really stress me! No one to talk to I cry easily! I ha ve a bad hip so walking very far is hard for me adding to my problems! any ideas? I don't think this is over any time soon! I love all of you! I wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving!

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11/11/20 10:08 A

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I need to do something new this holiday season - I am looking forward to finding new things.

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11/11/20 7:13 A

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I guess it all comes down to finding ways to take care of you. It really doesn't matter if it is old or new. Maybe we should look at it as blending customs from around the world. Some countries always had especially their women wear masks/veils; because their beauty was so intoxicating. According to the old black n white movies, ' a lady never went bare-handed; always carried an handkerchief, the country doctor would put a banner on the house QUARANTINED.

We are willing to accept modification in diet, eating more fruits n veggies, etc. Drink more water. Wear your seatbelt, on goes the list to take care of you and others better.

Some of the old may have had it better than us if you think about it. They did not have some of the conveniences we take for granted now. I'm taking a deep breathe, I will successfully get through all of this and then some. Handing out virtual hugs and strength to all my friends.

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11/10/20 6:56 P

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I don't know what the old and new normal are anymore.

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11/10/20 2:13 P

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Definitely no energy here!! Trying to think maybe it's the Fall weather and its been so dreary and cold--but, in reality, I think most of how I've been feeling is from all the negativity in the news, on-line, etc. I'm still waiting for that "new normal" and, right now, even where I live--can't imagine when it'll be. Our area has been getting hit hard for at least the last 2 months-if not more.

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11/2/20 9:57 A

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Been there, done that so I do know how you feel. I was a single Mom for years and I did start wishing I had someone. But, I think I jumped the gun and married a guy that wasn't right for me. I gave up for a and finally my niece introduced me to the perfect man for me. If you do things that you enjoy, it will make you feel better. You also have a better chance of meeting someone who is compatible to you. I wish for you the best.

I do still find myself without energy this time of year. I finally figured out that I have SAD. My daughter bought me a bright light that helps. Maybe I am just getting older, because I don't let it bother me and I just go with it. I read a lot this time of year, do crafts, and call friends and family,

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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11/2/20 9:49 A

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I have been told one should sit down and write exactly what attributes you are seeking in an companion. We are getting along in years, should not be bothered in shaking out the chaff. Write out the things that matter most to you. Are you any of the matches you seek, he too will need a diamond in his life too. Be happy you are embarking on a new adventure with daily treasures set before you.

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11/1/20 9:09 P

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Lately, I have had tiresome mornings. My sleeping hours are still the same, which leaves me confused. I get the same amount of hours as I always have had.

I think I know the problem. However, not one person would ever believe me. I miss having a man in my life. I am sick and tired of being single. I am getting older and need a companion. You know, a man to hold hands, a man to kiss, etc. I have told people a zillion times and am always told I do not need a man.

I am sick and tired of being single.



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