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Hi I’m from Ontario CANADA

I’m 56, female and love my Dachshund. I was married for 36 years and I’ve been alone for a little while now and I’m looking for some one to chat with online. I’m rather shy and don’t know how to start a conversation. Once the “hello how are you” is done I am at a loss for words. So, I thought I would try this forum. Maybe help find myself again?

Created By on 09/02/2018

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26th Aug 2018 17:47:25
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Hi maybe you would like to chat.
24th Jun 2018 22:09:36
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I live in Wales UK and would love to chat.
26th Apr 2018 04:30:15
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24th Mar 2018 12:28:55
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I am new here too and reading post from others confused as to how to use this forum and/or communicate with others. Due to downsizing I recently lost my job of 14 years and now as I'm doing my online applications over the last 6 weeks and coming up with NOTHING....I am also finding myself in complete isolation from any kind of social interaction because work people were also my social circle. This is NOT helping my state of mind and is eating away at what is left of my confidence at 59 years old. My adult children are encouraging me to reach out to others in some type of social network so here I am. Any advice how to navigate and just talk to people in groups? I'm in Georgia.
21st Mar 2018 20:34:12
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Hi I just this minute joined not a fan of this technology I need a voice, or a face however my very busy life is now a life of isolation due to physical limitations and social connections have become almost nonexistent.
I know only way to remedy mos situations we find very difficult is to reach out to someone else no matter how. I found you inspiring, I could sense your difficulty yet you took a step which is going towards a better life.
My grandfather was from Ontario then he became professional baseball player, I'm trying to get info. Anyway I'm going to at least check out this site.
Keep reaching posting your fears will bring others to do same. Thank you
Lizzie (I live in Newport RI)
9th Mar 2018 11:10:50
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Hi Doxiegal. I'm happy to chat! It's really hard when you start out to start talking.

Last year I made myself a challenge - talk to a stranger a day, every day for 30 days. Actually it worked very well and after some months I can know say that I've made 2 real friends - one who lives close by to me and another who I just email having met on a plane.

It's really fun once you pluck up the courage to open your mouth and get over your own fears.

Loneliness is a really big problem, especially for older people. So keep chatting and keep practising.

Best wishes

Doxiegal Original Poster
9th Feb 2018 15:41:35
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Hi there! Eastern Ontario, close to Ottawa. Where were you in Ontario?

Freezing my but off? Frig. That froze off last month! It's almost like a new ice age is coming! More snow this weekend! UGH

I would take rain any day. No shveling involved!!
9th Feb 2018 09:53:27
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Hi there, where about in Ontario are you? I spent 12 years over in Ontario.
I bet you are freezing your buns they say! I believe that you have recently been ''Dumped On'' I do NOT miss my snow shovel, one little bit.

We have had so much rain here in Old Blighty, I have grown webbed feet ...and I don't even have a green-house.

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