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'He Cried And Begged His Father, "Don't Do It, Daddy. Don't Shoot Mommy." My Son Said That.'

Kate Ranta's ex-husband was released from a restraining order and immediately went out and purchased a gun. Then he came to her apartment, where her father and her 4-year-old son were with her. Hear her story. There's a million more Kates in the world, and each one of them has a similar and unacceptable story to tell.

'He Cried And Begged His Father, "Don't Do It, Daddy. Don't Shoot Mommy." My Son Said That.'
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As people get older, social isolation and loneliness become serious problems. Many find themselves living alone for the first time after the death of a spouse. It's also difficult for older people to maintain friendships when people they've known for years become ill or pass away.

Census Bureau figures say that almost a quarter of men and nearly 46% of women over the age of 75 live alone.

But loneliness doesn't just affect those who reside by themselves. People can feel lonely when there is a discrepancy between their desired and actual relationships. To put it simply, when it comes to having a healthy social life, quality is just as important as quantity.

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