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Feeling alone

Hello everyone, Yes I am feeling alone, I have been a Parent a Single Parent and a Step-Parent, wow you say, well yes.

I married, and we had a child, then after the second child my wife died leaving me with two children one aged 5 months the other 14 months old, we survived until my girls were about 4 and 5 and I met and got married to another single parent whose girls were aged 12 and 14.

We were together for about 25 years and we are now separated on friendly terms, but both living very different lives.

I live in a one bedroomed flat and feel very lonely at the moment, I know that this Covid-19 does not help my situation but it's like this all the time, virus or no virus, I still talk to my daughters and we Facetime each other often as we still have that special bond, and they are not happy that I am on my own.

I am finding it very difficult to go out to meet someone as I don't feel good enough or good looking enough to make someone else happy. I have registered on Silversurfing dating but I really don't feel that it is as good as it says it is, and feel that there are a number of Sharks just waiting for me to fall into those waters and be eaten alive, so any advice would help.

Thank you in advance.

Created By on 22/05/2020

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4 days ago (Last activity: 23rd May 2020 08:45:22)
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I feel for you. I am in my seventies now and this shelter in place has taken its toll on getting to meet people. I have tried some of the chat rooms but like you say they are more dating sites that chat rooms. I have tried the American Legion, VFW, Masons but did not connect with anyone. seems hard to find like minded people here in Scottsdale az. I have lived here most of my life except for a few years up in Flagstaff and Hannibal Mo. In Hannibal I was lucky enough to have a family that I got along very well and they felt like my adopted family, I do miss the conversations. even had a female friend that would have coffee with me at the local coffee shop. but that was then. now how do I recreate this group??? well I must put myself out there and that is where this chat room comes in. I would suggest not looking for anything but chats and friendship till something clicks. please keep in touch as we would all like to know how and where you found a friend.. knowing where a person lives would help just general not specific..
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