I am wondering if it's ok to leave my cat home alone overnight once or twice a week. [more inside]
I hate to live alone. Does that mean I fail as an adult? [more inside]
I have the opportunity to take a few days alone in a wifi-free cabin in upstate NY. I'd like some help some help thinking of what to do to help me recharge. [more inside]
I have been isolated and depressed for 10 years. I need help. [more inside]
I'm almost 30 and I just got my driver's license. Yay! But I feel much more comfortable driving with my S.O. in the car, to the point that I get really nervous and make mistakes when I'm alone (city driving + non grid system). Can you spare any tips on getting comfortable with driving alone, especially in a high traffic city? The thought of lone highway driving, especially, is terrifying.
I've never been close to either of my parents and was really only close to one set of grandparents. Well, the last of my grandparents died recently and I'm rapidly realizing just how alone I am. How do I come to terms with this? How do I proceed in having a happy and successful life in the knowledge that I'm really without a safety net? [more inside]
I'm trying to decide what to do if I have to leave my dog alone for seven hours? [more inside]
I am struggling to kick the feeling that I am walking through the world alone in the ultimate sense. [more inside]
On the most recent episode of Homeland, a female shut the bathroom door during use, which allowed an intruder to make a clean exit. The people I watched this with were baffled as to why she would close the door when she was home alone. This is something I do 90% of the time, and after talking to some other people I'm definitely not alone in doing this. I'm just curious if this normal, a guy or girl thing, something cultural? I guess for me it just feels odd to have the door open while in the bathroom.
Every period in my adult life where I've lived alone has coincided with moderate-severe depressive episodes. I'm being laid off and am facing 6 more months of living alone... how do I cope? More questions and more details inside. [more inside]
I'm single again. I know...KNOW that I MUST learn how to be OK with myself single. I crave being that strong, single women that people are drawn to and admire. But I'm to the point that I can't just say "I'm amazing!" and *snaps fingers* everything is peachy keen again. I need some specific things to do in order to move forward, distract myself from my loneliness, and learn to like being single. Can you add to the list of things to do? Come on in! [more inside]
What is the proper way to cite a quotation alone, not in the context of a paper, without any other text around it? [more inside]
Where to go in Paris alone? [more inside]
My days are full, though sometimes full of heart-ache. At night, once the pets and child are asleep, I am alone. Going out is not an option, and sometimes books, music and movies just aren't going to cut it. Did anyone find something surprising or helpful to them after a breakup that might help me get more comfortable with my alone time?
People who need a lot of home all alone time – how did you get used to (if you did) living with a spouse or partner? What was the adjustment period like? Also, can you get enough the alone time you need if the other person is in the same house, but not in the same room? What advice would you give to each person in this type of relationship? Anecdotes welcomed on cohabiting with a person who needs lees or more alone time than you.
I work at this company for 1 year and 3 months so far. Team members are not helpful if I need help. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
What should I know or consider before vacationing alone? [more inside]
I've got my week in the Canaries booked, and I'm going with only books, music, and pen/paper for company. Have you holidayed alone, and what made it extra awesome? [more inside]
Every once in a while, I find myself alone and bored with nothing to do. Normally I have plenty of friends and an active social life, but in times like right now, for instance, when I'm away from home visiting family, and everyone I know in this city is out of town for the holidays, and lots of things like dance classes are closed for the holidays, I don't know what to do with myself. [more inside]
How do I get over my completely insane (and crippling) fear of spending time alone. [more inside]
A short-term relationship just ended, and I'm okay With that. But how do I stop myself from going down the spiral of "I'm going to be alone forever"? [more inside]
How do people learn to do things alone? Is it normal to be anxious about going places and doing things on your own? [more inside]
I have an ex who seems to be be depressed and has sent me a few emails telling me that we are all programmed by the "Source" that free will does not exist, that nothing depends on us etc and that the "Source" has decided that he would always be unhappy in love ! And that if the "Source" has decided that he would be unhappy, unaccomplished, alone then he must be happy with that decision. (He's 55, pianist/composer, not well known, gets by with the financial help of his parents., never been able to commit or live with a woman. His father is bi-polar, been hospitalised a few times for that). This is contrary to my world view, which I told him but I'm rather worried about where his mind is going. Any thoughts, help much appreciated
Is it normal to go through life feeling drained with most interactions with people and feeling like you do not fit in anywhere or that you have to suppress your mind/personality to fit in? Or is this just another fact of depression? If it is normal can teach me how to tolerate it? [more inside]
Feeling lost in my life. What do I do? *Que the snowflake* [more inside]
Book recommendations please: fiction and non-fiction [including (auto)biographies] of people who lived alone, and their experiences and thoughts about it. [more inside]
I can't live with people! Help! [more inside]
I'm having some anxiety about traveling alone. Please hope/help me! [more inside]
How does one know that they are feeling "lonely" vs "alone"? Have you encountered both and can you share how you overcame these feelings, if at all? [more inside]
Summer was a wonderful time of year filled with swimming, playing outdoors. Lately, though, summer has become just a big reminder of my visual impairment. Feelings of inadequacy and not being understood by my spouse-- what do I do? (Asking for a friend.) [more inside]
A probable breakup has made a lot of my issues come to the surface. How do I fix them? [more inside]
Psychological/Romantic Filter: I don't know what else to do anymore. More inside. Not asking for advice on taking rejection. [more inside]
How do I become more confident in my ability to be on my own again (and even enjoy it) after a devastating break-up? [more inside]
I am stuck in a hole of fear. [more inside]
Is it possible to lead a fulfilled life if love and family is not in the cards? [more inside]
I will be traveling in mid-December as a woman alone and have a 7-1/2 hour layover in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I arrive at 4:30 pm and depart after midnight. Any suggestions for something safe to do to pass the time, (a tour is probably unlikely that late in the day) or a nearby and safe hotel to spend the time? I hate the idea of just sitting all night in an airport.
Would therapy fix me? If so, what kind of therapy? Or are there other recommendations for things that I can/could do? Another "I can't find love post" and I don't know what else I can do, please hope me ask metafilter. [more inside]
Suggestions for eating alone in New York? [more inside]
Is it a good idea to get a pet dog if I live alone and need to travel occasionally? [more inside]
What can I do to help my dogs cope with the hours left home alone while I'm at work? [more inside]
How to fly internationally with an infant that is not your own? My nanny and infant will travel from Paris to Italy and meet us there. Does anyone have experience with this? I don't want to put her in a difficult position with customs. [more inside]
i live with my parents and feel lost, can anyone help? [more inside]
Am looking to eat alone in restaurants/ upmarket cafes in London. I have a lot of friends in London, but my inner introvert is wanting some time alone. Money is not an issue. Looking for evening tea/ dinner-type places where I can read a book in peace. Preferably high ceilings, loads of light, good scenery, open till 9pm. [more inside]
My first boyfriend/first love and I recently broke up after nearly four years together. I know this was the right decision, but I feel like I'll never feel this way about anyone else ever again. I realize that sounds dramatic, silly, and naive, but I'd really like to hear from the perspective of someone who's been through it that, yes, life does go on (and maybe get better, in a different way) after a first love. [more inside]
Is it possible to be genuinely happy alone? [more inside]
A friend, a student, is stuck in London over Christmas: no family or close friends to hang out with over the day itself etc. What could he do, by himself, to make it all warm and fuzzy. Anything from travel (if that becomes possible in the next few days) to stuff to do around London that he wouldn't otherwise get around to.
One week off - please help me find a place to spend it near Vancouver, Canada. [more inside]
What would be a good one-person vacation or travel destination? [more inside]
I'm hurting after a breakup, and am lucky enough to be leaving tomorrow for just over two weeks on Salt Spring Island. For about half that time, I will be alone and mostly isolated. How can I best use this period of solitude to reflect, refresh and heal myself? [more inside]
Book Recommendations for Post-Divorce pain and anxiety? Help me help my girlfriend who is recently divorced and consumed with fears about being alone. She needs something positive and empowering to give her some strength to face the future and get comfortable living alone. She's in her early 30s with one child and she initiated the divorce because she was so unhappy.
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