Welcome to the forums, Chook3
We're so grateful that you have decided to reach out to our community today, we know that it is not an easy thing to do but it is so important that you have. We're really sorry to hear that you're struggling with a recent separation right now, which must be especially tough to cope with during this difficult time. We can hear how detached and lonely you must be feeling, but please know that you've come to a safe, non-judgemental space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, and our wonderful community is here to support you through this.
We understand that these feelings must be really overwhelming, especially if you struggle to open up to others and reach out. But please know that you do not have to do this alone, and support is always available to you. We'd encourage you to reach out to our Beyond Blue Support Service, which is available 24/7 by phone on 1300 22 4636 or on Webchat 3pm-12am AEST on our website: www.beyondblue.org.au/getsupport. One of our friendly counsellors will be able to talk through these feelings with you and can offer support, advice and referrals. Our friends at Lifeline (13 11 14) are also available to you 24/7 whenever things feel like too much to cope with.
Hopefully a few of our lovely community members will pop by soon to welcome you and offer some words of support and advice. You are not alone here, and we hope that you keep us updated on how you're going whenever you feel ready.