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When You Don’t Want to Go Home

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  1. lorrieirvin says:

    I have been following your blog for over a year now. I discovered it during my divorce and continue to follow it now as I transition into the life of being single. I am so amazed how each time you post a blog it happens at a moment in time when I need to hear your message. It is so bizarre. It is like you know what I need to hear and dealing with. Yesterday was my granddaughter’s baptism and Home was the topic of the sermon. As I listened to the sermon about Hometowns, I realized sitting next to my now ex husband that I don’t have connections to a hometown because I am a Navy Brat. For me my hometown has been my home. And for me my heart is where my home is. Family is my home. So when I married him he became my home. His hometown became my hometown. I think this is why I struggle so much with letting go of my connections to him despite how much he hurt and broke my heart. I don’t feel like I am home right now because I am not with him. I am not lonely and I am ok with where I am living. The changes in my life haven’t been a problem for me. I have adjusted to all of these pretty well. My difficulty has been with shutting that door to my past home and opening to door to a new home. I guess it is because I have to learn to simply love myself now and not love someone else. Which is difficult right now because the circumstances of this breakup shattered my believe in myself. I struggle right now to love myself like I used too before. And I struggle to not love him or to not love what we had. So your post, just like so many others, came at the right time. Thanks for writing it!

    • stilllearning2b says:

      So glad the timing was on point! It sounds like you’ve got some good insight into where your current difficulties are coming from. That is a great start:)

  2. steve says:

    I can relate as well- my ex wife was my everything to me. I suffer from anxiety and depression but it was masked by surrounding myself in the comfort of having a family, kids, wife to go home to. They were my sanctuary when life stress became hard. now I feel such abandonment anxiety– she left me for a good friend. I feel so alone and anxious. I never imagined being 50 and looking towards a future without her and my kids surrounding me. I know I have to find my centre but how when she was my best friend for 25 years.

  3. I still find this relatable even though I’m no longer on the road to being divorced. I have said those words aloud myself, even recently. “I don’t want to go home.” The irony however is that more often than not I don’t feel like home is actually home. But I didn’t feel like my apartment during our separation was home either. And that was even with new stuff that was just for me, no ties to the past. So perhaps my insides are nomadic? My home just kind of varies depending on the day. Today it might actually be home and tomorrow it’s the car.

  4. Dewy says:

    Thanks for a great post. I’m not traditional as I’m the one that will leave not him. I’m not tied to the place yet I am tied since I am the one that chose the interiors when we developed it from nothing. I jokingly said to someone just the other week. It will be something quite spectacular to make me leave this place. Anyhow now to find something spectacular..

    • stilllearning2b says:

      Or create something spectacular 🙂

      • Dewy says:

        That’s the hard bit 😊 I’ve been looking around. Depending on the settlement I might not be able to find something I really like. Might be just a one bedroom at the moment .

        • stilllearning2b says:

          Can you find a way to make even a non-ideal space better? I bought a throw blanket whose vibrant colors brought me hope 🙂

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