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    DadofTwo
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    Hi Caz8, I am going through exactly the same thing. I have been with my wife for 23 years, married for 15. She told me several weeks ago that she no longer has feelings for me and wants to divorce. I adore her and I’m heartbroken. The thought that she wants to find another man tears me apart. I don’t know how to get through it, I have very few friends and I’m not good at meeting new people. I have 2 kids to support through this as well and I hate to see them so hurt. Anyway, sorry to go on, I just wanted to say you’re not alone, I know the pain that you’re going through.

    #21031 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Hi Darren, I very sorry to hear about your situation, it must be heartbreaking and I can’t begin to imagine what you must be going through.

    Loneliness appears to be a much bigger issue than I ever imagined. I thought I was quite unique but it appears not. In some respects that makes me feel better, but of course it doesn’t help with the fear of being alone. I am scared for my future and must find a way to surround myself with good people. This forum is good, but like most social connections in a digital world we are all still distanced. I so miss the company of my wife.

    #20854 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Hi Aly, I’m not a troll but I am genuinely struggling with a lack of friends and increasing sadness and loneliness. It really scares me. Since I started a thread about needing to find some friends I have been genuinely shocked at just how many people are in the same position. I had no idea until I found myself in this situation. I agree with you, let’s keep reaching out and bring some comfort to each other.

    #20844 Report

    DadofTwo
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    I’m currently looking at college evening courses. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is this a good way to meet new people? Seems like a good plan but i’m not sure what to do. Maybe a language.

    #20685 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Oh dear. So much sadness. What a shame we can’t all get together and cheer each other up.

    #20684 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Thank you K8T. I try not to look back at the past but it’s so difficult not to. I can’t really see a future. People tell me I am strong, but I don’t feel it. I am barely able to function each day. I feel bad saying this, because there must be lots of people in the same situation on this forum. I wish I could toughen up and get a grip but I keep sliding back into terrible sadness. You are quite right, I need to take it one day at a time, but each day is so tough.

    #20537 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Thank you all. It’s comforting to know that I am not the only one struggling to meet people. Some great advice here, and I have started to act on it already, contacting clubs and looking into meet up.

    #20502 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Thank you all very much for your replies. It’s good to know I’m not the only one that has trouble meeting people. I will check out the meet up app. That sounds like a good start, and I had not considered the library. Maybe it’s time to join a club.

    #20495 Report

    DadofTwo
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    Thanks for replying Harry, and i’m very sorry to hear about your own situation. For a while I was doing the school run, and I know exactly what you mean about the school mums. A lot of the time, people who would openly chat to my wife would pretty much ignore me, like I was invisible. Unless we’re sport mad, it’s very difficult for us men to meet people and form a social group. I must learn to step out of my comfort zone.

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