Man Who Lost His Wife Puts Sign in Window Asking for Friends: ‘It’s My Last Resort’

Man Who Lost His Wife Puts Sign in Window Asking for Friends: ‘It’s My Last Resort’

Hello, Christians? Hello, churches?
Instead of obsessing over married-with-children couples and the little kids, teens, and college-aged students (typically in their early 20s), why don’t you stop and realize that the populations in some nations are aging and could use help and companionship?

Stop fixating on The Youth and Nuclear Families and start paying attention to folks outside of those groups – such as never-married singles who are over the age of 29, the divorced, and the widowed.

And let this be a lesson to hyper-marriage-promoters such as (but not limited to) Al Mohler and Bradford Wilcox, that getting married does NOT guarantee that a person will never suffer loneliness in life – if your spouse dies before you do, you will be alone.

If your spouse develops dementia or just loses interest in meeting your emotional needs, you will be alone – while married. 

Being married is not a guarantee that you won’t be lonely.

I wish this guy the best. I hope he’s able to make a friend or two.

(Link): Man Who Lost His Wife Puts Sign in Window Asking for Friends: ‘It’s My Last Resort’

Sept 15, 2020
by Hannah Sparks

Tony Williams isn’t asking for much.

The 75-year-old from Britain is tugging at the heartstrings of social media following his simple request: a friend.

Williams is still grieving the loss of his wife, Jo, who died in May. Since then, the retired physicist, who has neither children nor other family to visit, says he’s gone days without speaking to anyone.

“Jo was my best friend, and we had a lovely life. But now I’m all by myself. My wonderful wife has just died, and I have nobody,” he told SWNS.

In his desperation, Williams recently took out two ad blocks in his community newspaper — to no avail, according to SWNS, because he didn’t receive a single response.

“Our relationship was always so natural. We had no secrets, and we could be totally open with each other,” said Williams of his marriage, which ended when his wife, also 75, died suddenly after a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.

He calls Jo, whom he met nearly 35 years ago in a bar, his “soul mate.”

“Now I’m here, completely alone, in the house where my lovely wife spent her dying days. Every time I walk in the room, the first thing I do is look at her photograph.”

Williams called it his “last resort.”

“I’ve tried everything to make friends, but it feels like nobody wants to talk to me,” said the widower, whose neighbors have reportedly reached out to the man.

However, the retiree hopes to find a companion closer to his age.

“Not very many people pass my house, but I was hoping it would spread around the community, and someone might reach out,” he said.

Williams also had business cards made with his contact information and the same message, which he’s taken to handing out at the supermarket.

“I’m not looking for someone to listen to me cry,” he said. “I just want a normal person who I can chat to! I can talk to anybody about anything.”

Said Williams, “I just want a friend, and I hope my sign will find someone for me.”

Stop worshipping youth, church.

There are elderly people and others who fall outside the youth or marriage demo who could use your help.


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(Link): The Biggest Threat To Middle-Aged Men: Loneliness

(Link): Even If You’re Married You Can Die Alone – Elderly Married Couple Found Dead

(Link):  Why Do We Feel So Lonely (via USA Today)

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(Link):   Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

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(Link):  Why Do We Feel So Lonely (via USA Today)

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(Link):   Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

(Link):   Sick of Being Single / Sick and Tired of Being Single Alone Unmarried Lonely

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(Link): Women Who Dump Women Friends As Soon As They Get A Spouse or Boyfriend (Letter to Advice Columnist)

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(Link): Grieving for My Sex Life After My Husband Died by A. Radosh

(Link): Groom Finds Bride Dead Morning After their Wedding

(Link): Bride Battling Cancer Dies 18 Hours After Exchanging Vows

(Link): Christian Couple Dies in Helicopter Crash Hours After ‘Fairytale’ Wedding

(Link): Joanne The Widow Lady Wants to Know Why God Didn’t Answer Her Prayer to Keep her Husband With Her

(Link): When You’re Married and Lonely by J. Slattery

(Link):  How Sorry Do We Feel for the Lonesome Single Bachelors of New York? by T. Moore (never married men in their 40s talk about being tired of being single)

(Link):  The Reason Why Men Marry Some Women And Not Others by D. Brennan

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