I am a single mom now. I found as we separated, are divorcing, and he has SOs I'm increasingly lonely obviously since he was my closest friend for the last eight years.
I have attended Mothers Of Preschoolers in the last town we lived in but not able to find a comfortable group since we moved two years ago.
I attended a Divorce Care group with my children this spring but the travel distance each week and the people in the group are in completely different stages of life than I am.
I am shy in unfamiliar settings.
I had a best friend from fourth grade through high school. Husbands, moves, kids and less in common anymore deteriorated that relationship.
I had guy friends through college mostly.
I have only had two significant relationships, my ex-bf who is my oldest DS father but we don't talk much anymore, and my STBexDH who is my DD and younger DS father. DH raised all three so they all know him as dad.
I feel like I try too hard some times, maybe try with the wrong people in the past (DH friends' wives before we stopped being together), SIL, MIL, ladies at work, I have identified in the recent past that my parents didn't provide or encourage a healthy social environment that I am now struggling to overcome after 30.
Anyone know books, groups, social skills I can see if I have/dont have to work on.....? ANYTHING TO ENJOY LIFE WITH OTHERS! and yes, I am working on loving myself, doing things alone and more time to be with kids but I want a support system if adults to encourage over the rough spots too.
Answer by Kathy675 at 12:04 AM on Jul. 13, 2011
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