I don’t know how people get into successful relationships nowadays. The only way I can meet someone in pandemic times is if they are a parent to the kids of your kids friends. And all of them are married and in happy relationships. So here I am, 7 years after I left my marriage and still alone. Very alone. I’m the third wheel at office Christmas parties. I’m the only one without a significant other at church BBQ’s. The kids sporting events are awkward to join into conversations at since everyone’s talking about family events where mom and dad did etc. So there’s just so much tension around all those things. And yeah I try and play it cool but there’s only so cool one person can be in a two person situation.
So, with this whole Covid setting keeping us all apart and socially distanced, how are people supposed to form new relationships and friendships? Don’t get me wrong I LOVE a good quiet night home alone, but there’s only so many nights in a row I can take before I lose my shit and 7 years worth has me losing it. I don’t think I can handle much more with any amount of dignity and grace before this depression of mine spirals out of control. I’d really like a partner to at least pretend to want to enjoy this life with me. Even if just for a little bit.