Originally Posted by SRN
Its not so much drinking, its food, movies, laser tag (yes, laser tag. Who would have thought?), go karts. That stuff. I know that when I'm alone, particularly when I was at "our" place after she left, I'd just end up in the downward spiral emotionally. Maybe once I get into the new place I'll be more content at being alone.
And helping with relationships... crazy. It's like I've become some sort of guru. I see all this crap and tell it to friends and that go, "Holy sh!t! You're right." And then I get depressed because I learned about that through the failure of my relationship.
One of my thoughts when I leave the house after family time or whatever is whether I would have been happier at the house and she moved away. I think the consensus is I'm "happier" away, only because I would go stir crazy with all of the memories, smells, etc. in a somewhat downsized place.