"It (Loneliness) is a feeling of missing someone, a signficant other. There is the emptiness in that feeling. It is also painful as I see that I am alone now. Like a part of me is not there. I know it but I can't put my hand on it. It is an inner part of me that I should be aware of but it just isn't there. And yet, I am not grieving because she (wife) is gone. I am looking forward seeing her again."
A 78 year old man describes his feeling of loneliness (Dec 1, 2008).