"Maybe everybody in the whole damn world is scared of each other."
— John Steinbeck (Of Mice and Men)
"Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell that solitude is fine."
— Honoré de Balzac
"The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved."
— Mother Teresa
You are not alone.
Read about what everyone is struggling with.
"Being orphaned since I was 17, life just becomes more & more difficult. I'm surrounded by people with families, people who belong somewhere to someone. No matter how many friends I try to make, nothing can fill the hole where love should be. I feel like I'm falling & there's no-one noticing."
"I am trying hard to feel like myself again after my break-up. I was the one who left the relationship feeling unloved by my partner. Nothing feels the same. He moved on with another woman just 20 days after I left, he says he's so in love and happy with her. He just looked into my eyes and said to me "I don't love you" "
"I'm seeing my ex back and currently we are almost like a couple again. There are no issues but still we are not like a couple, hanging like in between and its actually tormenting me inside. I have tried to ask him but his answer was: I don't know.... Really hard not to have negative thoughts...."
"I don't trust anybody any more."
"I got tired of fighting the beast inside me. Years go by and I am struggling with the same thing every-single-day."
"My problem was panic attacks.
Combined with stress, depression and anger. I am on medication since 2003, but it's a fact, this was not helping a lot anymore. I wanted to get rid of it. For good. "
"Yesterday I picked up my kids from their mother (and my ex-wife). Until recently we seemed to agree on how to handle the divorce and the kids. But the fights between us have become overwhelming lately, and the kids are surely getting the vibes of all this.
After reading your post about how the children feel when their parents get a divorce, and what they would like to say to us, I felt so ashamed of my (our) "adult" behavior.
I know that so far I have been thinking only about me, me, me."