“I never thought I would feel the kind of loneliness that makes my heart ache” I’m a 44-year-old professional woman, very happily married with two lovely children. I never thought I would feel the kind of loneliness that makes my heart ache. I had a large group of female friends acquired through baby play groups, school and work.
I moved to Wales twenty years ago for work, met my husband (who is also Irish) and settled into life there.
Two years ago we made the decision to return to Ireland to live, so that we could be closer to family and so our children would grow up in Ireland.
I’ve no regrets about that decision - we as a family have settled well and I realise that I never felt that I truly was at home in the UK.
However, I’ve left all my female friends behind me.
I have one close friend who is Irish but she no longer lives in this country.
Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.
And if the person’s online profile disappears a few days after they meet you, that’s another tip-off. According to the text I got last night Fred said we have till Friday to sent the 0 to the lawyer or we both die.
Here’s the real deal: Don’t send money to someone you met online — for any reason. I don't have a crystal ball so I can't find out where they really are or what is real and what isn't.
Or I might be out with my husband and see a group of women in the pub, howling with laughter about something silly.
I don’t have that close female friendship anymore, someone to go for coffee with or go for a walk with, and I crave it and miss it so much.