Dear Abby: Grieving widower wishes pals, spare time activities — however now not

DEAR ABBY: Your recommendation to the grieving widower “In Need of Someone” (June 22) used to be spot on. I met my husband when I used to be 14. We married at 18, and he died when he used to be 44. After his dying, I had no concept how one can be an individual as a result of I had at all times been a spouse. In the early years, I cried on a daily basis and used to be looking, like “In Need,” to fill that vacant spot in my existence. Then sooner or later, I began understanding what to do in regards to the different holes in my existence. I had now not been

Dear Abby: I’m completely happy being alone, so spare me your pity

DEAR ABBY: I’m a middle-aged lady who has survived a 30-year poisonous relationship with a covert narcissist. I'm now blessed to have the ability to divorce him and get remedy for his emotional abuse. I've six wonderful grown kids. I’m additionally a sophomore in school and have a part-time job. This is the primary time in my life I'm able to really do issues on my own. To say the least, I'm busy. Most of the time, I take pleasure in it — procuring, motion pictures and even eating out. However, for some purpose (particularly whereas eating out), I get undesirable expressions of sympathy for being alone. Strangers remark about how unhappy it's to see