I had a conversation with someone that is supposed to be my friend. I was telling her how I joined different groups on the internet just so I can feel connected to people who share the same journey as I do. Somehow the subject turned to people who remarry or date after losing their spouses. She goes on to tell me that she believes that love can come again to people in their 20's and 30's but not people our age (56). Mind you I at no time was expressing the desire to meet anyone. It is the idea that what she said sounded like " You are too old and too broken down with your issues to ever be loved again" I am not reading between the lines with this lady either. She is very passive aggressive. It just made me feel so awful. I know that I will never be the same again in my lifetime. That is hard enough to deal with but to think that I would never be loveable to anyone is so final and depressing.
I just read what someone wrote on Soaring Spirits about not wanting another relationship because people thought we widows carried baggage. I personally don't think we can sterotype that. It too much implies that we have a disease that is contagious. Or that we have nothing good left to offer anyone. I'm not trying to open up a can of worms, but this did get me to thinking. What we...
Almost everyone needs it, asks for it, gives it, but almost nobody takes it. What is it?