As I look back over the past 18 months, so much has changed.
I am a very social soul by nature, however I have always been more comfortable on the other end of the phone, or having a few friends at home.
For me, who had been thrust into being a single mum due to tragic circumstances 18 months before, being at home was somewhat a welcome break. I could just be at home, work at home, everything!
Of course I felt lonely, I had become accustomed to that feeling.
Most people have said how much their relationship suffered, how being together all the time was an eye opener. I did not envy them, until a beautiful woman knocked me down.
We met in unusual circumstances, during a pandemic there is no other way to meet, we had met briefly before, she knew my story well.
We were talking when I was visiting my wife, in the facility she now lives, unable to move or talk, all of that was taken in a flash. This woman was saying, like so many others, she could not get basic food.
I explained that I had enough to share of the basics she might need, she quickly accepted my offer, we exchanged details, she said she would be over after work.
She came at 4pm & left at 3am. We kept talking online, when she asked if I had considered a relationship again.
That was that, here we are, blissfully happy, she knows she shares me with another, it is a unique situation.
Unique in so many ways, both of us have bipola, I have PTSD & anxiety. This could be complicated, which is why communication & always working on our relationship is the way we make sure we are ok.
I somehow found happiness again, during the darkest of times for society.