Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Just when I was finally beginning to live, I feel alone again

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Support Groups » Loners Group Donate to DU
 
crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-07-06 08:57 PM
Original message
Just when I was finally beginning to live, I feel alone again
and I don't think I'll get a second chance. My heart isn't breaking any more. It's broken completely and the pieces have withered and shrivelled up dried and black. The horrible sadness that bled out of me during the destruction has been replaced by the deepest bitterness and anger. Five months and I have been unable to accept what has happened. Five months and I have turned sour, grown fat, gained all the years in physical age I'd managed to put off until now. If he came back I would be unrecognizable both in body and spirit and if he didn't want me then he would be repelled now. I used to be pretty and happy and strong. Now I am buried in self-pity and unable to see anything good in the years ahead. It is my destiny to be alone and not to love. Will this ever pass? I've given up hope of ever being all right again. Numbness would be a blessing. -L
Refresh | 0 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 03:26 PM
Response to Original message
1. it happens to us all..
but why else have a lasting relationship, if not to help when times get rough? Self pity isn't a crime, it happens to everyone that is human. But love is the best weapon we have for fighting the pain of being alone. And you may think you look fat, sour..but others are afraid of what you think of them. But why? you must have something that others long for. Age comes to all of us, but true love does not.

Hang in there! :hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-08-06 06:54 PM
Response to Reply #1
2. I'm not young anymore. When I was, it was somehow easier
to look ahead and find meaning. I thought I had true love but I didn't. I can't understand how I have been so wrong. I certainly can't understand why I'm not getting better. Lots of help, professional and otherwise.

Thanks for responding. I'm the kind of woman that attracts. I am unable to keep, that's all. Ah well.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-05-06 11:18 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. happens to all of us
Edited on Sun Nov-05-06 11:19 PM by shanti
i got my second divorce when i was 37 years old, and from that point on, i felt like i was
fighting a battle of time, i was very single-minded in my search for my "last love". i'm almost (on 11/17) 51, and time sure changes one's perspective on things! i still haven't found "the one", but now i don't care if i ever do. i'm happy with life and myself and i'm not looking for anyone - AT ALL. it's possible that menopause might have something to do with it too! LOL!
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 04:09 PM
Response to Original message
3. Your post really got my attention;
for I am the same way.

You need this: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Wish I could do more to help right now.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 09:18 PM
Response to Original message
4. Hi crim son, I hope you are turning the corner dear.
It's been many months since you posted but, perhaps a story I have may help out.

My oldest sister, Andrea, was a beautiful, gifted and multi-talented young girl. She married her childhood sweetheart who turned out to be a complete louse. They had a daughter while in their young 20s and everything went downhill from their. He was the first of many abusive relationships she would enter into over the next 25 yrs. We, her family, just began to see this as 'Andrea's lot in life', though we all tried in every way to help her out of these loveless relationships.

Anyway, at the age of 48 she met Fred, the most wonderful, gentle, and kind man. When they met he had been divorced for 1yr and was so diraught over loosing his two little girls (X wife whisked them away to another state) that he was still sleeping in a sleeping bag on the living room floor of his empty house, his life turned upside down.

They got married and everywhere they went people could see the love they shared for each other. He worshiped the ground she walked on, and she became so very radiant. Her beauty seemed to increase over time! THey were married for 8 wonderful years before Fred passed away suddenly this year.

True love can come along when you least expect it! Don't dispair. We have all been there.

PLease, drop in and let us know how everything is going.

:hug:
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-06-06 09:46 PM
Response to Original message
6. New around here
But I wanted to offer :hug: I understand how you're feeling and I know it hurts so much. When you're deeply hurt 5 months isn't that long to grieve. Love yourself, you deserve that and let yourself follow the grief to its conclusion. I think that the tincture of time really does help and I hope that you start to feel that soon.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 08:08 AM
Response to Original message
7. I have been there. Sometimes I still am.
I see it is now 8 months in; at that point, I was functioning fine in public, still numb in private. It was a couple of years before I stopped dreaming about the ex, and feeling the bleeding. A full 6 years out, I am busy with life and when I think about it, it's mostly in passing without any emotional baggage.

Still, every once in awhile, I am buried under that crushing despair. I allow myself to cry, to grieve, and then move on.

Am I ok? Yes, and no. I'm generally satisfied with my life as a loner, both socially and relationship-wise. I've learned to be asexual; a tough one. I know, though, that I'm not "really" ok. Why? Because I no longer believe that there is anyone in the world that will ever *really* know me and still care. That while people like my sense of humor, appreciate my intellect, take advantage of my skills, want me to listen, need me to "be" there, they don't really relate to me, or my life experience, or my world view. I don't "fit." I don't fit the world/community of my species. I'm better off on my own, and if I didn't have to scrape for $$$ like everyone else, I might cut off human contact entirely.

Yet still, I'm a reasonably content person 95% of the time. Go figure.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-13-06 11:05 AM
Response to Reply #7
8. What you said
about not fitting into the world...is exactly the way I feel. I have a few good friends and good family, but generally like to be by myself.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-19-06 10:33 PM
Response to Original message
9. Oh my God, crim son
You need to see a clinical psychologist fast. You appear to have classic symptoms of deep depression.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
crim son Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-01-07 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #9
10. I've been seeing one since last April.
And yes, I'm in a deep depression, so I'm told.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sat Sep 20th 2014, 01:50 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » DU Groups » Support Groups » Loners Group Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC