The thing that I find myself dealing with most is being lonely. Oddly when it is just me I don't feel it as much. I feel it most when one or more people are around. It seems like the more I am around people the more it reminds me that I am not part of a couple anymore. I have spent 1/3 of my entire life and nearly all of my adult life married, so this idea of not being part of something is what gets me down. I really have only about 3 friends here and 2 of them are in relationships and thus have very little time for the single friend. The other one is going through a very difficult time of their own right now. The things I have tried outside of them have had really no success at all. All my family and friends are up in the Washington D.C. Area. I don't move back there for several reasons, the key of which is that I don't want to raise my son in that environment. I am not looking to run out and get married again, but I want to know what has worked for others with branching out to make friends in a strange place and getting over the loneliness.
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