Dear Annie: I’m dating this guy who’s married but divorced. We have been doing this for almost three years. I just don’t feel love from him. Will he ever love me the way he should love me? “Waiting for Him.”
Dear expectation: If you waited three years, you would wait 300. I would not expect this man to divorce his wife soon.
It will be difficult to finish things with him, but it is worth it. Take some time to regroup. Then go back there to give yourself a chance to find someone with whom you can share a mutually loving, fulfilling relationship in which you are both all-in.
Dear Annie: Earlier this year, you published my letter inviting readers to submit their quarantine stories to the project I founded, Keys to Overcoming. We collect and share stories from real people of all ages who show courage, resilience, humor and compassion at this difficult time. Here̵7;s a sample you can share with your readers.
“What are my keys to overcoming? Recognizing that life has always been full of the unknown and encompassed every day. “- Anonymous
“On my 90th birthday, friends arranged a ride for me: two sheriff’s cars led the way with flashing lights, followed by 12 motorcycles and 20 plus cars with signs and banners. What a day! “- Annie Smith
“Today I came out for the first time in three and a half months! I had to wear a mask, real clothes, shoes and makeup. The worst thing was that I had to put on a bra! “- Anonymous
“There are many things I miss during the COVID crisis. But I retired last year. I am sincerely grateful for that. I am lucky not to put any pressure to do more than I feel safe. So, I cherish new recipes and time to solve old projects that have been waiting for years. I cherish time to keep up with work in the yard and housework. And I am grateful for the positive impact of COVID-19 on the environment. Slow is good. ” – Anonymous
“I already missed my fellow gentleman who died in January, so in a way it was easy for me to fight the pandemic. I walk and walk every day (often with my sister) for two or three hours in masks and chat. We were lucky to live in a rural town near the harbor and the ocean. In my free time I clean up and read. Works for me! “- Vicki in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
“My keys to overcoming COVID-19 isolation: 1) Pray for all nations. 2) Stay hydrated and eat great. 3) Rest, relax, rejuvenate and read. 4) Communicate in some way every day: wave your hand or smile at passers-by, laugh with a friend on the phone, FaceTime or Skype with family. 5) Seek spiritual solace. 6) Sit down, take a walk or play in the sun to get vitamin D. 7) Ask and you will get help, answers, hints, hints or forgiveness. – Anonymous
“I managed the quarantine by talking to friends on the iPhone, conducting online classes and dancing classes in Zoom and Bullet magazines. Thanks to quarantine, I enjoyed everyday life. “- Eden, 14 years old
We are now collecting stories for school. We plan to combine them into a book. Everyone is invited to send a sentence or two, photos or anything else they would like to share, to mailbox 304, West Hyannisport, Massachusetts, 02672 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. View stories and images https://www.thekeyidea.org/ – Lenore Lyons, Founder, The Key Idea
Dear Lenore: Thank you for sharing all these wonderful treats. You are doing an important service by documenting what it is like to be alive in 2020.
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