So I am so glad you met people for a meal. good feeling indeed.
I am separated from my husband and enstranged from all 14 of blood relatives do to speaking out about childhood abuse. At least I have not gifts to buy this week. I do not like shopping. Unless it is for books.
I get migraines too. Daily pain level is around a 6. Neurologist just sent to a pain doc who will work with him.
so I still have hope for a level 3-4 daily. Which is nothing to me. Been battling since 2006.
I do have 2 dogs. I love dogs, can't imagine a life without a dog.
Meditation, great skill, I had a little struggle getting focused, but finally did.
There is a free app to down load on your phone. INSIGHT TIMER. Great app. If you don't like it you can uninstall it. Sarah Blodin is one of my favorites.
Peace and strength
You are in same boat as me,I have extremely successful 30 cousins (1st cousins)whom I never talk to.
All they can do is mock me for being a loser.
I am divorced ,single ,no kids ,no career whatsoever yet.
I do not want them to know my living situation so I never talk to them even on facebook,instagram,twitter.
FEW have y email address but I do not reply back or call them with new number.
They might even call me oddball or loner but differences are plenty as instead of providing emotional support and warmth ,they look for envy and personal unhealthy competetion.
Their kids would never know me ,that's it.