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Hi Mardi

Sorry to hear that you are feeling lonely and low at the moment. It sounds like you’re not getting the support you deserve from your family and friends but I am happy to hear that you are feeling like Women’s Aid is giving you some comfort.

It is completely normal when any relationship ends to struggle with being single. You are basically grieving the loss of someone that was a big part in your life, and the fact that he was abusive just adds more to everything that you are going through. I would suggest trying to think about activities or things that you like to do, maybe it would be good for you to meet some new friends in an area that interests you, like a sport or activity you enjoy or have always wanted to try. However, if you don’t feel ready for that then that is OK too. Keep posting on here, be good to yourself and try and eat well and get enough sleep. If you are struggling with missing your ex then maybe it would help you to write a list of some of the bad things about him or things that he did to help you remember that it is a good thing that you’re not together.

Well done for coming on here and being so honest. It is a great therapy and a great way of dealing with what you are going through. Keep at it, each day is a healer.

Best wishes


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