Mum’s been with me for a few days here in my adopted town. I like it on the whole, apart from her right-wing views. This appall me as she used to be a Guardian-reading liberal!
I definitely don’t feel as lonely and low. It shows that I need to be living in some sort of situation where I have people around me for some of the time.
I used to have lodgers but had to end that partly through selling the house. Also, lodgers move on quite quickly.
I guess most people get into relationships and get married to create that ‘family’ feel. I’m not sure if that’s the answer for me but we shall wait and see.