Unwanted. Abandoned. Alone.
Of the many emotions in the singleness spectrum, mine is a combination of these three. My story is best relayed with grace — I don’t tell it to dwell on the catalyst that left me suddenly single after over a decade of marriage, but I tell it to share how joy has brought in healing, even when the pain felt impossible to overcome. I imagine there are a fair number of us who have heard words such as, “I don’t pick you anymore.