Hi, I've literally just joined and signed-up.
For now I want to get something off my chest. Being forced to be on my own, not having anyone to meet-up with both in the day and in the night, seeing massive groups of friends and happy couples.
Although I do have friends most of them a) don't live in the area and b) are on the other side of town and c) are not reliable and interested in meeting up in the day.
If there were places you could go to on your own (like meetup events, dance classes, and other events) it wouldn't e anywhere near as bad.
The big social catch 22; you need people to meet people and b) you need to have people to meet with.
Even if you do have friends, they have a) moved away, b) become settled with a family or c) become busy it can be like having NO FRIENDS. When the only people available in the datme are people that NEVER reply to calls or texts, but only do so RE meeting in bars on Saturdays, that's like having NO FRIENDS. I've been there. It would be nice to have people my age to on walks, bike rides and swimmig with.
When the people you have available a) don't repond to texts, calls, nor reply to voicemails by phone or text & b) become uncontactable after agreeing to hypothetic 'someday' plans when I get in touch about ideas for bike rides.
It's especially painful seeing large groups of people in warm weather (I used to love warm weather, but now hate it). It's especially painful hearing on the radio about 'making the most' of the warm weather, it seems like EVERYONE but you has trillions of friends or the love of their life.
Even those people on their own, they're going to meet with friends or their partner, they're not going out for a walk (are they?). Worst case scenario is ALWAYS true.
Yeah, I know it's tail-end of lockdowns for covid. Here's the thing, the social environment in the small town is so crap under normal conditions that lockdown barely made a difference.
I would introduce myself properly if there was a space.
People like myself just want a natter.
Being sober is my new drug.....................................and boy, I am so happy to be addicted to AA."I turn my will and my life over to the care of God".Amen to that one xxx