Literally everyday they text me in the morning when I get to work, want me to text them when I come home from work at night. (This used to be call but I got them to at least resort to texting) Will sometimes call me when they think I'm at lunch - with nothing to talk about. And always want to call/ check in with me when I got so they know when I'm headed home. I understand they get lonely and want to talk, I'm pretty much the only interaction they have since retiring. But jesus I wish they would get a hobby, I'm in my mid 20s! They are driving me nuts!
Has anyone else had this problem? How do you get them to back off without making you feel guilty because they are lonely.
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The best way to solve this problem is start answering the phone on your terms. Sure, they will freak out at first, but then they will start to get the pattern and follow it. If they ask why you don't answer, tell them you have work/are busy/have things to do/were out with friends/etc., whatever it may be. They will learn you have your own life and will slowly back off.
You can also try encouraging them to get out and do stuff. Go to different events around town, etc. Give those a try and let me know how it works.0