CARO DEIDRE: SOME people are destined to live lonely lives – in my case it must be punishment for the bad things I’ve done.
I’m a 43-year-old woman with two grown-up daughters.
After getting out of a violent relationship,
I’m not proud to say it but I turned to drink and behaved badly.
Now even my parents want nothing to do with me.
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It has taken all my strength but I’ve managed to stop boozing and yet no matter how hard I try, no one is interested in me.
How do I learn to accept my destiny, because I am so lonely?
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DEIDRE DICE: I know things feel bleak but nothing stays the same for ever.
You aren’t powerless to alter your life, but you are responsible for changing your life – no one else can do that for you.
Having a belief that you are destined to be alone is your biggest block to having a loving life partner.
Please get in contact with supportline.org.uk, which helps victims of abuse who feel isolated and at risk.
Its website has a fantastic section called Power To Change, which would be really useful for you to read.