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Old Apr 12th 2008, 7:35 pm
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I presently work for a large architects practice in the UK but in a satellite office which consists of just me. I am at least 3.5 hours away from another branch office and have contact with someone from the head office once every 2 weeks. It does take some getting use (being on one's own for long periods of time) and the radio helps (and may make things easy when I relocate to UAE) but I was wondering how, if anyone deals with being lonely?

Some of you must get lonely from time to time and I would be interested in knowing your coping strategies? Yes good friends in the UAE is a good solution and the internet webcams to people back home will help but what other day to day things help people cope with these feelings that sometimes happen to the best of us?
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I presently work for a large architects practice in the UK but in a satellite office which consists of just me. I am at least 3.5 hours away from another branch office and have contact with someone from the head office once every 2 weeks. It does take some getting use (being on one's own for long periods of time) and the radio helps (and may make things easy when I relocate to UAE) but I was wondering how, if anyone deals with being lonely?

Some of you must get lonely from time to time and I would be interested in knowing your coping strategies? Yes good friends in the UAE is a good solution and the internet webcams to people back home will help but what other day to day things help people cope with these feelings that sometimes happen to the best of us?
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I presently work for a large architects practice in the UK but in a satellite office which consists of just me. I am at least 3.5 hours away from another branch office and have contact with someone from the head office once every 2 weeks. It does take some getting use (being on one's own for long periods of time) and the radio helps (and may make things easy when I relocate to UAE) but I was wondering how, if anyone deals with being lonely?

Some of you must get lonely from time to time and I would be interested in knowing your coping strategies? Yes good friends in the UAE is a good solution and the internet webcams to people back home will help but what other day to day things help people cope with these feelings that sometimes happen to the best of us?
I work in an office full of Egyptians. To work alone after that would be a blessing!
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eastenders and corrie....I would be terribly alone without them.
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I work in an office full of Egyptians. To work alone after that would be a blessing!
And your a manic depressive! Well life has never been so good for you with all that sunshine - we had snow again today and it's rained on and off for the last few weeks.
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And your a manic depressive! Well life has never been so good for you with all that sunshine - we had snow again today and it's rained on and off for the last few weeks.
it is a hard life here. spent Friday up at the Indian Ocean coast diving and snorkeling with my gf. such a harsh existance.
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I presently work for a large architects practice in the UK but in a satellite office which consists of just me. I am at least 3.5 hours away from another branch office and have contact with someone from the head office once every 2 weeks. It does take some getting use (being on one's own for long periods of time) and the radio helps (and may make things easy when I relocate to UAE) but I was wondering how, if anyone deals with being lonely?

Some of you must get lonely from time to time and I would be interested in knowing your coping strategies? Yes good friends in the UAE is a good solution and the internet webcams to people back home will help but what other day to day things help people cope with these feelings that sometimes happen to the best of us?
.....I just usually talk to myself
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.....I just usually talk to myself
thought you spent all your time cleaning
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I presently work for a large architects practice in the UK but in a satellite office which consists of just me. I am at least 3.5 hours away from another branch office and have contact with someone from the head office once every 2 weeks. It does take some getting use (being on one's own for long periods of time) and the radio helps (and may make things easy when I relocate to UAE) but I was wondering how, if anyone deals with being lonely?

Some of you must get lonely from time to time and I would be interested in knowing your coping strategies? Yes good friends in the UAE is a good solution and the internet webcams to people back home will help but what other day to day things help people cope with these feelings that sometimes happen to the best of us?
You obviously need a bit of a cheer up, so get yourself over here asap.
A friend that is opening a hotel here here has lots of newly arrived Thai masseurs (and yes they are real masseurs, not what confucious might think!) desperately in need of boyfriends.

Like Inselaffen says, its a hard life out here.
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thought you spent all your time cleaning
Gone off cleaning sice we had the great flood!! :curse:

Went back to Uk for 2 wks and got a call that a pipe had burst in our brand new apartment .....4 inches of water all over. They only noticed it when it came pouring out the front door. 15 guys mopping it up and they kindly left all the windows open to dry it so when we returned a week later we found furniture all over the place damp mouldy rugs, clothes etc and it was all covered in sand. We also had a lovely stench from the gone off fish in our freezer!
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Gone off cleaning sice we had the great flood!! :curse:

Went back to Uk for 2 wks and got a call that a pipe had burst in our brand new apartment .....4 inches of water all over. They only noticed it when it came pouring out the front door. 15 guys mopping it up and they kindly left all the windows open to dry it so when we returned a week later we found furniture all over the place damp mouldy rugs, clothes etc and it was all covered in sand. We also had a lovely stench from the gone off fish in our freezer!
Oh vile......there is nothing worse than the smell of fish in the house,and its so hard to get rid of...you poor thing.
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You obviously need a bit of a cheer up, so get yourself over here asap.
A friend that is opening a hotel here here has lots of newly arrived Thai masseurs (and yes they are real masseurs, not what confucious might think!) desperately in need of boyfriends.

Like Inselaffen says, its a hard life out here.
I think I'd be more interested in a Thai Masseuse
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I think I'd be more interested in a Thai Masseuse
not the spelling police again...

You won't be getting a thai anything via me with that attitude...
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not the spelling police again...

You won't be getting a thai anything via me with that attitude...
There's nothing wrong with your spelling matey boy!
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There's nothing wrong with your spelling matey boy!
Ned now knows, tried the place and they are definitely masseurs!!!!!!!
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