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My domestic partner died of pancreatic cancer one year ago and am feeling so isolated living alone with only one friend. Counseling helps. Advice?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: What you must do

Today's evidence-based counselors will advise you that what you do, including what you do despite it being difficult, is key to changing how you feel.
Get out and do things that will cause you to meet people who enjoy the same things that you do. Do this even though it is hard. Your life depends on it. Your physician may also offer you a shot course of meds and/or a health check

In brief: What you must do

Today's evidence-based counselors will advise you that what you do, including what you do despite it being difficult, is key to changing how you feel.
Get out and do things that will cause you to meet people who enjoy the same things that you do. Do this even though it is hard. Your life depends on it. Your physician may also offer you a shot course of meds and/or a health check
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Duy Vu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Support group

Hi sorry for the loss.
You can contact the local chapter of American Cancer Society for available support. If the situation is intolerable consider seeing a psychologist, it may help.
Good luck.

In brief: Support group

Hi sorry for the loss.
You can contact the local chapter of American Cancer Society for available support. If the situation is intolerable consider seeing a psychologist, it may help.
Good luck.
Dr. Duy Vu
Dr. Duy Vu
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Isolated

Look up courses in local community college or county extended education courses , .
Also consider most hospitals have senior courses and many areas have senior centers where you can meet new people and engage with others. Check AARP local chapter. Continue counseling.

https://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-01-2011/free_online_learning.html

In brief: Isolated

Look up courses in local community college or county extended education courses , .
Also consider most hospitals have senior courses and many areas have senior centers where you can meet new people and engage with others. Check AARP local chapter. Continue counseling.

https://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/life-long-learning/info-01-2011/free_online_learning.html
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
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