No Real Friends

Hi my name is Mary and I'm just feeling very lonely. It's not the kind of thing you can post all over Facebook for your entire family and Facebook friends to see. I mean I'm not totally alone but just lonely. I have my husband of almost 20 years and two amazing children. My husband seems perfectly content that we really have no friends other than each other but I'm not ok with that. I get so jealous of other couples who are able to go out with their friends and I have no where to go. All the friends that we did have moved away over time and there's just no one left. My kids are getting older now and doing their own thing so I don't even have that as much anymore to fall back on. Sure they still need you but they're out having a life of their own. I really want to make some friends and have a connection with other people other than my family. I'm just not sure where to go or what to do. I've been just a mom and wife for so long I don't know how to get started. My husband says if I make some new friends he'll go out but it shouldn't be one-sided. I mean he could attempt to make some friends that we can go out with as well. The sadness is becoming overwhelming and people including my family are starting to pick up on the fact that something is wrong. I'm only 40 years old and I just don't want this to be it.
36-40, F
Sep 16, 2012