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Loneliness After Divorce

Everyone has seen popular game shows like the Price is Right—ever wonder why they look out into the audience asking the person they came with if they should spin again even though they have 90 points already? In everyday situations, most people would not spin again, but in these cases, most do try for that slim 10 points, on the off chance that they can win big.
Divorce is somewhat like that final spin of the wheel. Even though it may not be the smartest thing to get out there and start spinning that wheel again, many people are pushed to it by feelings of loneliness, ineptitude, or just not being good enough.
In this case, most people do not have someone in the audience telling them to spin again or stick with what they have got.
Instead, they have a pit in their stomach that tells them they do not want to be alone. In my early days after the divorce, the voice of loneliness was calling my name.
It was telling me “spin the wheel again, come on you can do it.” So how did I respond?
You guess…