Been verrrry, very sad

by xelder 22 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Gayle

    We have a social ex-JW support Meetup group here in Phoenix. It is upbeat, supportive. We meet once a month. We usually Meetup at Denny's but have met up a few times at our homes. Actually, we're fun, non-doctrinal, non-judgemental. Actually, we have one couple who have married that met through our Meetup. Maybe you could start a Meetup in Santa Barbara. I wish there were more ex-JW Meetups starting in more locations.

    You'll be fine, got to give yourself a little time. So many best wishes.

  • nancy drew
    nancy drew

    Sometimes life just shakes you up like this, advice is everywhere but something that I heard that seems right is to inspire yourself by doing something new or different everyday even if its really a small thing create memories become alive.

    sending you smiles

  • leavingwt

    Please hang in there. I'm sorry you've had such a rough ride.

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    [Post from last night that died enroute]:

    Greetings, Xelder, and welcome back.

    Many of the posters here are in circumstances not unlike yours. I hope you continue to hang in there and get through the so-called stages of grief. While I have my "moments," I feel I'm at stage # 5: acceptance.

    Stay with it and here at JWN.


    CoCo [a guy in like circumstances]

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Hang in there xelder! Yes, you're dealing with some big changes and disappointment in life, but there are worse things in the world than being 50 and living on the California coast!

  • Dagney

    Hello xelder! Sorry for the rough patch, it will pass although it doesn't seem so when we are going through...

    I'm in the LA area along with quite a few here on the board. We meetup regularly, (though not really on a schedule), and would love to have you.

    In a few weeks we will be having a meetup since one of our posters from the board here is visiting us from a far off land. I will post details as soon as we figure them out.

    In the meantime, our dear Aude Sapere is not far from you, might PM her, I will contact her on Facebook.

    Hang in, use this board in your healing...we've all been there and there is an abundance of support and wisdom here.

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    We're with you, bro. I am sure the guys and ladies here from your area will come through for you. Hug it out and have fun at the meetup everyone!

  • AudeSapere

    Just got the message from Dagney...

    xelder - I'm just down the road from you, in Ventura County. I'm having minor surgery tomorrow but should be up for a little meet up this weekend. Also, Tuesday or Wednesday next week I will be in Ventura for beachwalk with a friend. You can join us if you want. Let me know.

    CyberJesus - How long will you be in Pismo? Maybe we all meet up for a little stop on your way home?? Santa Barbara/Ventura is about half way, isn't it??


  • no more kool aid
    no more kool aid

    Hi Xelder, we are on the other coast but I am sorry for what you are going through. I can't even imagine getting out and getting divorced at the same time. Sounds like you are doing all the right things to get back on track. As time goes by I hope you meet someone wonderful! Glad you are posting again, it's so therapeutic. NMKA

  • xelder

    Dagney and Aude - you have pm's

    Wow...thanks everyone.

    Didn't mean to whine. I am doing much better, but thanks again to all of you.

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