Because, in all these words of this post, he says much of what I’m feeling (without the young son), but especially about the living alone.
When you live somewhere far away from your hometown or a place with many friends and family, and then get divorced, you spend a lot of time alone.
There are differences between being alone and being lonely. More than two years removed from marriage, I am alone more often than I was right away, but feel less lonely.
But as someone who thrives on social connectivity and human interaction, there can be no doubt that I find myself in the loneliest period of my life.
I’m going to be fine because this won’tbe permanent, and because I actively pursue social activity today more so than I did during the hardest, darkest days following the divorce.
But like so many of these experiences new to me in this unexpected life phase, it dawns on me that I can’t be the only one experiencing this.
The Recipe for Social Isolation After Divorce
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