I’m a dad of two and embroiled in a really vindictive and messy divorce. I am new to this site and thought i’d say hello. I thought I had friends, but they disappeared when we first separated. I work full time and have lots of people around me – but I don’t feel comfortable mixing my personal business with work and tend to keep the two things separate…. been a long time since someone asked the simple “how are you!!”. When the kids are not with me, I am mostly on my own and can go through the entire weekends having not spoken to anyone. I guess, nobody would know this from the way I am at work – keeping up appearances!! There are a couple of people I can talk to but I’m often aware that I also don’t want to burden people with my stuff as they are in very different situations and it wouldn’t be fair ! Anyway, I have joined this site with the hope of making some friends, may be join some sort of groups, and build a social support network. I sometimes feel that it’s easier to hide away but I don’t really want to go through life feeling isolated. I’m not looking for a group to constantly moan with (sometimes may be) but a group where we could go out, have a few beers, movies, short breaks, meals out etc etc…I guess just the normal stuff people do. Any thoughts as to how I go about this?
Sorry to hear about your situation, you’re not alone. I’m a dad of 2 currently going through a separation and trying to find my footing in the world again.
I hear what your saying about extended periods of time having no-one to talk to. Ive nearly always got my son with me but adult conversation can at time be hard to come by. what area do you live in?
P.s How are you? Thought I’d jump in and be the first to ask.