I'm still trying to figure out how to navigate here. This is my go-to place when things start getting dark for me. I am 61, almost 62 but very young at heart. My problem is I feel so lonely. I have also lost tolerance for people who were supposed friends. I've lived in my area for 25 years and was married and divorced twice. While raising my kids life was so busy and I saw lots of people, especially at work. I left the area for 7 years and returned nearly 3 years ago. I find myself without friends besides one "mother" surrogate type is is very old and one friend from long ago who I don't see that often. That's it! I am a friendly, outgoing person and this is killing me. My 3 grown sons live 2 and 8 hrs away and they are busy in their lives. I'm sitting here tonight feeling so sad. I have my dog thank goodness but how pathetic is that? It is so hard to make good friends at this age. I just feel very sad. I've lived alone for 5 years now and accept it and find some positives but truly I don't want to live alone anymore and have no other options. It would be nice to find some support on here. I've always been one to help others but now I need it. Thanks!
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