One doesn’t have to be the loneliest number.
Although it may seem as if it is after a breakup.
In thinking about it, I (Tracy) realized that I never felt lonely during or after my divorce. What I did miss was doing things, going to events, that were tied to my ex’s career. He was in a creative field and I, well, wasn’t. And maybe, it was this that helped me realize that our relationship gave me the permission to tap into my real passion. After that, much to my parent’s chagrin, I started ditching unfulfilling things in my life (like my job at the time) and started moving along a more authentic path. And in doing so, I became stronger.
As Hemingway wrote, “The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.”
Now that you have no strings attached you have the power, and maybe now the time, to create an action plan that will move you forward (for example, developing a career or pursuing hobbies that you always wanted to take up).
What about you? What have you done since your separation to keep yourself from feeling lonely? Share your thoughts by writing a comment or send us feedback by filling out the form under “Contact us.”