Endometriosis News Column: How A Community Helped Me Cope with Loneliness
Ever feel like you're meeting up with people, chatting away, but you're just not connecting? You feel removed, your mind is elsewhere, or maybe your lives have become noticeably different. In my Endometriosis News Column, Living with Endo, I explore how my endometriosis has led to years of loneliness, but how finding a community helped me cope with that loneliness,
I've spent many years going to parties and being sober amongst my friends because I know I'll feel it the next day. Going for lunch and beating myself up the whole time because I'm struggling to stay upbeat and act like I'm okay. Staying home alone on a Saturday night because people know not to ask me anymore.
I can't lie. It wasn't easy feeling this way during my 20s, knowing that everyone else my age is out and about, living life.
But recently, those things have changed. I've discovered a network, a community who get me, and make me feel less alone.
To read about my experience and how I managed to reach out and find that community, head over to my column.