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User Topic: extremely lonely-just need someone to talk to.
letitout
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Default  Posted: 9:31 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So I went to this conference for my profession to meet people and to get my mind off my WH and his whores. But, all the participants I have met brought their families or have friends. I have been eating alone, staying in my room and crying about my life. All I see is happy couples and friends all laughing and I have never felt so alone and devastating sadness to the point where I just want to die. I don't see a future ahead of me or anybody in it. I don't see myself happy. I feel am alone in this world and nothing I do can change it no matter how hard I am trying to fix myself. I just need someone to talk to.


BW 55, WH 64
2 years of prostitutes.

Posts: 281 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: California
Ostrich80
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Default  Posted: 9:48 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Letitout. I'm so sorry your feeling lonely. Do you have hobbies or something you like to doin your spare time? Maybe there's a clubyou could join. Are you S or still living with ws? Do you have a good friend that like to travel or even just meeting for lunch and a shopping date can do wonders. Ic really helped me. My friends and fam were all pretty tired of me talking about my sich but a counselor is really good for getting things off of our chest plus giving some positive feedback. If your not taking AD's, I can personally say they really helped get me out of the pit I was in. Post often and you will get support here and even some laughter sometimes.

[This message edited by Ostrich80 at 9:50 PM, June 14th (Friday)]


BS..me
WS..him
Been with him over half my life
4kid
DD1 10-01-09 DD2 02-12-12 discovered it never ended
OW..nothing special. Just your average skank
Status..#$%@????

Posts: 5141 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: midwest
gonnabe2016
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Default  Posted: 9:50 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Well shit. I so want to post some really touchy-feely message to you....but I can't. Being in an environment where you are surrounded by 'happy' people and happy couples just sucks. It's why I stopped attending my church and just white-knuckle my way through school/sports events.

I remember in May, my son was being inducted into the National Honor Society....I got there early and I sat and watched all of his friends parents trickle in. Moms and dads that are 'together.' I sat there alone. It was freaking awful. Yes I spoke to them all and laughed and was proud of my son....but, damn. THIS is NOT how my life was supposed to turn out, kwim?

Honey, you do have a future ahead of you. We are born alone and we will die alone. The only person that you can count on is yourself. It'll take a while to re-configure your life.....but it WILL happen. You will get through this. You will. Certain things will continue to sting, but you'll handle it. Seeing 'happy' families *still* really bothers me....but I just have a "what can I do about it" attitude. I just have to re-adjust because 'that' isn't MY reality anymore.

Just keep plugging along.


"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.


Posts: 8087 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Midwest
RockyMtn
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Default  Posted: 9:55 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Hey letitout. I like gonnabe's approach, so I won't add much. Except that it sucks to go to something like a professional event...where you'd THINK the focus would not be on couples/families...and have it turn out that way.

Find some things to do that are truly for individuals. Maybe a class at the community college or yoga/gym class or a knitting circle or something. I think getting out and getting your mind off of things is crucial - and finding something that is not family/couple focused would be the first requirement.

Hang in.


Me, BS, 30s
Him, WS, 30s, Steppenwolf
Kids: Yep
D-Day 1: September 2011, 6 week EA
D-Day 2: January 2013, discovered EA was a PA; there was another PA in 2010. All TT.
Goal = serenity.

Posts: 667 | Registered: Oct 2012
Jospehine85
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Default  Posted: 9:57 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((letitout)))

I felt that way too. It DOES get gradually better.

Your WH is not your life. Your life is going to be what you make of it from here on out.

Call a friend and arrange an evening out with her.

Talk to us on SI. We are here for you. You are not alone. ALl the BSs on here can empathize with how you feel. We understand.

The WSs here have seen your pain in their own BSs. They too can have words of wisdom for you. Read some of Baxter's posts in the "Questions for WS from BS" thread in the I CAN RELATE forum.


Me - BS 40s
WH - 50s
4 Kids
Dday May 2012

Posts: 900 | Registered: Jun 2012
letitout
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Default  Posted: 10:14 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks for all your support guys. Your caring comments meant a lot to me. I wish I had something really cool to say to you all, but I don't, so I'm just going to go to bed now. Tomorrow is another day and I will probably be feeling better. Just tired right now.


BW 55, WH 64
2 years of prostitutes.

Posts: 281 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: California
Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 10:20 PM, June 14th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

There are lots of us here in our 50's. It's not easy to reshape how we think about our future when we're this age, but we're doing it. For me, I had to pull back my vision to just one day at a time, getting through the pain & process. Only recently have I been able to envision a future that's a couple years out. I don't have a solid plan yet, but I can say that I have hope. There's hope for you, too.


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

Posts: 9827 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
ScubaGirl
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Default  Posted: 1:37 AM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I remember that feeling. It's devastating.

The thing is, I love being on my own - never had a problem at all with him being away for business. Never felt lonely or sad. So I couldn't fathom why I suddenly felt as if I couldn't breathe from loneliness once it all hit the fan.

Loneliness is about more than not having the physical company of another person, it's about not having someone in your corner, the feeling that there's no-one out there who really has your back. And to see other people who all *seem* to have that, yep, I remember how it sucks.

I wish I could help take it away somehow.


BW (me) - 47 (now 49)
FWH - 48 (now 51)
D-Day - 13 May 2007
Started R - 12 Sept 2007
2011 - as solid as I want us to be

Posts: 195 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: London, UK
Vulcanized
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Default  Posted: 3:18 AM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

One thing that made me feel better was to start doing something that XH didn't like me doing. In my specific instance, XH didn't like me shooting pool. So ... I formed a team and we play league once a week.

Is there any hobby you pushed out to accommodate your H? Any way you can start that up again?

As tough as it is now, it does get better.

(((letitout)))


Me: MH 40s; Him: MH 40s (I had RA)
OW: 30s, moron; one of many
M: 8 yrs
3/13: D'd
-----------------------------------------------------------
Everything is as it should be.

Posts: 766 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Vulcania
longjourney
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Default  Posted: 9:36 AM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Like ScubaGirl said, loneliness is more than just being alone. The loneliest I've ever been was being in the same room with my WH while he aggressively ignored me. After I finally left, I was alone but less lonely.

I do have trigger moments sometimes, like when I see older couples around my age out and holding hands and it kind of breaks my heart that I don't have that in my life. But -- it does get better. I honestly didn't realize how unhappy I had become until, some months out, I discovered that my stress levels were going down and I could actually smile a lot of the time. There is a future for you too, and you definitely will be happy again.


Physical infidelity is the signal, the notice given, that all fidelities are undermined.
- Katherine Anne Porter

Posts: 835 | Registered: Feb 2005
letitout
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Default  Posted: 9:53 AM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks again for your kind comments. They all resonated with me and I did not feel so alone. Thanks for SI. I am feeling better this morning. This is the last day of the conference. I get to go down this morning and hear everybody's wonderful time they had with their wonderful family's. ugg. All of what you said is true about finding my own way without relying on my WH. I feel like I know most of you through your other posts and it feels good not to be alone in this.


BW 55, WH 64
2 years of prostitutes.

Posts: 281 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: California
TrustGone
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Default  Posted: 10:03 AM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I can relate to your sitch. I am lonely most of the time, even when WH#2 is at home. He drinks and gets stupid and I go to another part of the house. I actually feel less alone when he isn't here now than when he is. After DDay, I did start to connect with some old friends and try to make myself go visit at least one of them a week for lunch, shopping, etc... I remember when XWH#1 and I D'd. I had no friends outside work that were not his friends and my little bit of family lived thousands of miles away. My only outside work support was my x-BIL and SIL. They stuck beside me through it all. Unfortunately they D'd a few years ago. I started hanging out with a few single friends from work and that's how I met WH#2. I am not shy, so I know if I really want friends I can find them. I have gotten more particular who I am friends with now. If they did nothing to support me during my crisis times, then they are not really friends and I write them off as such. SI also gives me a place to get support and I consider my friends on here as true friends even though I have never met them and probably never will. They are there when I need them to be and for that I am forever grateful. Get out of the house, join a gym, take a class, pick up a new hobby, volunteer somewhere. There are lots of ways to meet new friends. Just like me you have to come out of your shell. Good Luck and feel free to PM me anytime. I would love to be your friend!!!!


BW-50
WH#2-51
M-9 yrs T-11 yrs
4 children-none together
DD#1-9/5/11 LTA 2yrs
DD#2-7/3/12 False R
DD#3-4/29/13 (OW broke NC)
Status: Your guess is as good as mine.

Posts: 2420 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Texas
Brokenheart777
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Default  Posted: 3:05 PM, June 15th (Saturday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm sure most all BS and even WS can identify with this. I still get horribly feelings in my chest and stomach when I'm around happy couples. I've been trying to find the good things about being on my own. Although I struggle with this, I sense that I will adapt to it in time and I will gain strength as time passes.


ME - A new person
HER - A waining memory
DDay - 2/22/2013
2-3 month EA/PA
Together for 6 years, ready to start my life . . .

"I can fill the flask up, but can't get past us
I'm in the storm, staying strong, but can't get back


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