Chapter 3: Living without my spouse or partner

Going out alone

It is really awkward to go out with “couple friends” with whom we used to do “couple activities.” I feel like such a third wheel, I often just cancel.

It is common to feel a lot of stress and anxiety going out to dinners and parties after the death of your partner. Having friends and family over to visit can also feel overwhelming.

Everyone at the party was with someone. They are much happier than I am.

I don’t want to be alone, but I don’t want to be with others either!