I’m lonely too.
It’s hard to keep getting back up but somehow I always do. I try to remember that hard times are learning experiences and can make us stronger. I would consider volunteer work, definitely. I already go out of my way to make peoples’ lives easier. I always do for others but it’s hard not to lose yourself in the process. Sometimes one ends up becoming a doormat because others needs are put before my own. Just easier to give I guess, at least for me.
I don’t have a whole lot of friends. Really only one I trust enough to talk openly with and they haven’t been available much lately. Not really that close to my family, a whole lot of dysfunction there. Still close to my exhusband and daughter though. Should never have gotten divorced I guess. Life hasn’t been easy since.
I’m sure I could choose to distance myself rather than deal with my family’s drug and alcohol issues. They’re not themselves anymore and I don’t want cocaine being part of my life so I back away. :( Too hard to watch them killing themselves. Hard keeping long term friends but I could probably pick better ones than I do. Just seems like the world is full of takers and not too many who give back to society.
Your friend, Lee