Please don't feel alone. There are people who love and care for you but sometimes you have to look for them. I don't know if you work but if you do, try to join clubs at work or ask coworkers if they want to go for a quick lunch or dinner. I don't know if you go to church but if you do, reach out to your "Church Family". Many times people don't realize just how lonely someone is. But I do. I know what you are going through. My mom passed away almost 4 yrs. ago and I miss her terribly. She WAS my best friend. I always had a lot of friends while I worked and did a lot of things. After I lost my job, things just got different. I know that I was probably at fault for some because I got in (and still am) a depression so bad that some days I couldn't even leave the house. I thought my family would be of great help to me. They were from the beginning but then reality set in and crude remarks were made to me, things that I just can't forget. I also feel so alone that some weeks I don't even leave the house at all. I know that I should take some of the advice that I gave you but it's really hard to get started but I know once I do, and you too, it will get easier. I started going back to church last Sunday and hopefully I go tomorrow, too. That was a big step for me because I have to see a member of my family there who really hurt me the most and I just can't bear to see her. I also know that I should volunteer but I just can't get myself going!!!! I'm in a rut and it's been a long time now--abut 12 years since I lost my job. Please don't get like me!!! Please don't get use to being alone and depressed. It's not good for you, I know that but I just can't get a hold of myself. So I DO know how you feel and I really feel bad for you but try, just try to make new friends. Someone told me once a while ago that it's time for me to get a new family and friends. I should have listened to her then but I just couldn't and now I'm afraid that it's too late. Please don't give up. I still haven't and I hope I never will. Think about going to a breavement meeting--look in your paper or call someone who can get you started. Our paper lists different "Coping Groups" that meet each day of the week. They list this Coping Group in the Sunday paper every week. See if your Sunday paper has any help for you or call someone, please call someone to point you in the right direction. People do care--maybe you just don't know the right people now...... Take Care & Many God Bless You & Keep You In His Loving Care!!.