Untold Stories of Isolation

There have been a few friends whose stories I’ve been hearing that are heartbreaking.  For some, loved ones have passed away due to the Coronavirus.  Some others lost loved ones due to complications. even though the deceased hadn’t tested positive to it.  Those that are living alone in their homes are lonely with little human contact.  While others are having difficulty because they’re home with their spouses and family.

Everybody’s situation is different, but what all have in common is the difficulty in being under this quarantine and dealing with each individual situation of isolation and managing the stressors.  And it isn’t easy, no matter what the situation is.

So that’s when gratitude has to come into play and also reaching out to make sure that friends are making it through these stressful times.  I have found that by reaching out, it makes a difference.  It helps me to put my life in perspective and it also hopefully helps other people.

Lately, I have been so thankful that the divorce was years ago and that I am safely home with my kids without the ex’s negative energy.  I have a friend who is dealing with newfound knowledge of a cheating spouse.  The stress of having to stay under quarantine together as a family reminds me of the months the ex was here and nobody knew that he had chosen to leave the marriage.  We pretended until the school year was established for the kids since they had changed schools.  It was awful and while it wasn’t during the quarantine, I felt trapped.  I can’t even begin to imagine how trapped it must feel under these stressful conditions.  My heart goes out to those who are in bad situations right now.

Anyway, I’m just checking in with you to see if you’re doing ok.  If you need a friend, I’m here.  Just email me or comment below.


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10 Responses to Untold Stories of Isolation

  1. petespringerauthor says:

    I miss being with my friends so much right now, but reaching out and calling a couple each night and checking in is so comforting. I am saddened to read that domestic violence cases are on the rise. Let’s hope we can support one another in any difficult personal times.


    • janieleeds says:

      I agree with you 100% Pete! Let’s all stay in contact so that those who are having difficulties at home can be supported. Prayers for all who are facing the unthinkable.


  2. scr4pl80 says:

    It would definitely suck to be quarantined with someone you no longer cared about. Our eldest daughter is having the hardest time because she is alone in her apartment. We are shelter-in-place now until the end of May.


  3. I can’t imagine being in quarantine in a bad marriage or an abusive one. What a horrible situation. My Son might be challenging at times, but our household is filled with love, so it’s all good. My heart goes out to those dealing with the threat of violence or hateful words during these stay at home orders.

    My siblings and I stay in touch via calls and texts, same goes with my co-workers. Staying in touch is our saving grace.


    • janieleeds says:

      Staying in touch is all of our saving graces at this point. I am grateful you are living in a loving home with your son. I can’t imagine either how horrible these untold stories are.
      Stay healthy and happy!

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