(quote) Christine-960631 said: I haven't given up and I've been divorced over 30 years. I think that, for the most part, we simply need to change our focus. For a while I started sewing for a charity. A friend was crocheting matching baby hats, blankets, and booties for the NICU at the children's hospital. I became more active in my parish. I also started taking classes. I will be taking Astronomy classes soon. The Red Cross can use volunteers. You can go to your local library and join a book club. A lot of bookstores also have them. I am not sure if I will ever find Mr. Right, but I have long ago decided that I will live a full active life. I have not given up the search, it is just not going to define me. It is also important to let your close friends know to be sure to invite their single men friends to whatever they are hosting. They don't need to be trying to hook you up, but you truly never know. I have met the parents of my kids (33 & 35) friends over the years. It makes for good dance partner at weddings etc. if you are athletic, join a cycle group or some other casual thing. Hope it helps! You will be in my prayers!
Christine, thanks for your wisdom. My focus shifted more out to the world after my youngest child left for college 2 years ago. Since March 2012, I've served on the board of directors of my local food co-op. That really helps fulfill my desire to help our planet continue to offer healthy food to the world, it helps my striving for social justice and it has provided me with a neat community to whom I hadn't really reached out.
Mary, something that you wrote reminded me that I needed to go to Adoration at my church tomorrow. Thank you both for your comments and support.
I wonder if men ever feel like giving up.