I started dating someone a few months ago. It was a long distance relationship, so much of our "dating" was done by phone.
Tonight that relationship ended.
So now I am back in recovery mode. Sigh. Sometimes it seems like I will always be in recovery from one relationship or another. Sometimes it seems like all my relationships with the opposite sex are doomed to end, especially since I don't seem to know how to do relationships with men anymore.
Maybe I just need more time. Or maybe I need lessons on dating.
Honestly, I have come to realize lately that I enjoy my own company and the company of my children just fine. I don't really need a man in my life. Sometimes, though, I am lonely for male companionship. The perspective men offer on life can be interesting and eye-opening, so I hate to shut off that possibility entirely.
I guess I really haven't. One of my best friends is a guy who lives 4 or 5 hours away. He is great to talk to, but he is too far away to hang out with. I think I need a local friend like that, one who understands what I've been through, what it's like to be a single parent, and who is only interested in friendship, who can hang out with me occasionally. I wonder if such a man exists?