Author Topic: Isolation  (Read 1536 times)


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Re: Isolation
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2017, 01:52:38 PM »
Mona, I am sorry you are going through this.

I have experienced a similar feeling of being a "pariah" in some of my social circles, and people/former friends "falling away".  People who say "let me know if you need anything" and then disappear forever. Or people who check up on you only in the first couple of months, and then disappear. Or people who only socialize with you when things are going bad for you, but once your life becomes good again overall (mine did a few months ago), they get judgey and weird (like a widow is supposed to be sad, not happily dating and doing all the fun things?).  I feel disconnected from a lot of people, and very limited in my self-expression (because people have so many pre-conceived ideas on how one is supposed to deal with grief).

I basically went out and found a new social circle, where I wasn't looked at with pity like some kind of sad zoo animal.