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    Are people with no brothers or sisters lonlier in old age?
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    I hope not. :|
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    (Original post by oh_eight)
    I hope not. :|
    :ditto:
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    Yes, I'm lonely now

    To make it suck even worse, I have no family except my mum in the UK.
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    I'm an only child and I'm lonely now.
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    no, because usually by old age you have children and grandchildren, and a husband or wife (if they're still alive).

    I'm an only child and I'm not lonely - I've made my own family!
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    No idea. I haven't reached an "old age" yet.

    I suppose it depends more on how many/how good friends you have, rather than on your brothers and sisters. Also depends on whether you've got married and whether you have children.

    (Original post by falls_whisper)
    Yes, I'm lonely now

    To make it suck even worse, I have no family except my mum in the UK.
    I have no family except my second-cousin in the UK :p:
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    I think I'll be lonely in old age.
    I get quite down now, because its just me and my mum and we argue terribly.
    I'm just hoping one day I'll have a big family of my own and it will all balance out.

    Strange thing is, I have been brought up and only child, but I actually have two half sisters I've never met. They seem lovely and I hope one day we will meet and stay in touch.
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    I seriously doubt it. There's generally no real reason as to why having grown up with no brothers and sisters means you'll never have lovers or friends later on in life.
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    I felt quite lonely at many times in my life but I've learnt to be happy with my thoughts and I've appreciated having the time and space to myself to think.
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    I would think it all depends on character and the life you lead.

    Personally as an only child I and quite happy.
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    I love being an only and have never and will never be lonely because of this.
 
 
 
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