Crying myself to sleep

Last night I cried myself to sleep for over two hours. I miss numerous friends and children I have been cut-off from for religious reasons. Not being able to be around them is like a huge multiple bereavement. In some ways, whilst they are obviously not dead, knowing they are still alive and living life, makes it worse for me…

I’m so sorry you had such a rough night last night, and I am hoping today is a little bit better. I can’t imagine what it feels like to be cut off from the people who mean the most to you. This community loves you and we are here for you through this hard time. Hold fast.

Hey @Chardonnay - I’m sorry to hear that you’ve had a rough couple of nights. If you don’t mind me asking, but why were you cut off from a bunch of friends? Is there any way for you to reunite with them? You’re strong! You’ll get through this! We believe in you.

It was a church doctrine issue at first. I got involved in politics and animal welfare activism and they had a policy of not being involved in politics, so they cut me off from their church meetings. Around this time, whilst in “exile”, I was convicted of looking at underage pornography and this made it almost impossbile to go back (not because I was forbidden to, but because their eldership felt it would be difficult to chaperone me all the time - not that it was really necessary). I’ve also moved far across the country for a fresh start, but I am finding it very lonely and I miss a lot of my Christian friends and their children

I suggest making new friends

I am trying, but I still greatly miss my old friends and their children