Loneliness of being misunderstood

I remember the isolation, disconnection and loneliness of being misunderstood by my family. Although my Mum tried her best, I think we were just on different pages. Dad wasn’t really around much and my sister and I used to fight like cats and dogs.  What causes the disconnection and isolation? Many things, different for each Read More

Feeling Isolated Emotionally and Physically

When we think of isolation, it can be feeling isolated emotionally and physically.  This week in my A-Z of alcohol misuse it’s the letter “I” and I’m talking about “Isolation”. Recently I watched a TV programme on male suicide after World Suicide Day. It was interesting to hear how many similarities there are with addiction.  Read More

Turn loneliness into learning

For those that have experienced loneliness you will know how upsetting it can be. I’ve had periods of loneliness throughout my life and thankfully now I experience this very rarely. You can turn loneliness into learning.  My home was often full of people, if it wasn’t the family it was foreign students or friends of Read More

How I never liked being alone

How I never liked being alone I hated spending time on my own and I never liked being alone when I was a child, it was the lesser of two evils for me. I discovered that my room (when I had one) was a good place to be, I couldn’t upset anyone or be upset. Read More