Why hast thou forsaken me? I am going through an extremely difficult time in my life right now. One where there is basically no such thing as too much support and for some reason you do not have the kind of support that I have been looking for and I don’t think that I am asking for too much. All I want is some place, a safe place, where I can go and chat, in real-time, about what I am going through with other people who are either currently going through it or have already gone through a similar situation. As I said I want this to be a safe place, so want to be able to chat with people anonymously. I have friends and family that I can talk to, but none of them really know or understand what I am going through and sometimes it is just easier to talk to someone who doesn’t know you about what it is that you are thinking, feeling and just generally going through. Why doesn’t there seem to be a place like this out there for me? Everything that I have found have fallen under one (occasionally more) of three categories. #1) Forum style sites (which are ok, but don’t cut it when you are wanting or needing to talk to someone right away). #2) Dating sites. I have absolutely ZERO interest what-so-ever in dating anyone anytime in the near future so this type of search result does not help me either. As a matter of fact it actually makes me feel worse, which should not be possible. Or #3) sites where you can chat with psychiatrists anonymously or using your actual information, but you have to pay to do so. None, not one of these options is helpful and I don’t understand why they seem to be the only options that you currently offer. You offer real-time chat rooms for everything else, but not for this. Why is that? I have a hard time believing that I was not running the right kind of searches to find such support and I have an even harder time believing that I am the only one out there who is craving, needing and looking for this type of support.
This blog, so far, has been a nice outlet for me. It’s too soon to tell whether or not it will be truly beneficial like I am hoping that it will be and it is one that I plan to continue posting to, at least once a week, for many years to come, but as much as I have needed this outlet it does not replace being able to actually communicating, in real-time, with another person about what I am thinking, feeling and going through in general, but also specifically in that moment. If there is anyone out there that is reading this, especially if you are now or have previously gone through this and wish to be supportive or is in need of support I would be interested in hearing from you. Feel free to leave comments on any of my entries that you relate to or you can also send me an email to SingleMom@LettersFromASingleMom.com. A little help, ok — a lot of help is what I need and isn’t that one of the many reasons that you oh great Internet Gods exist? To provide people with help, support and assistance or to at the very least connect them to the help, support and assistance that they need? I know that I am not alone, now I would like to actually feel like I am not alone.