Re: Stuck alone and miserable in in wife's city with 3 kids?
I am so sorry. I know this feeling of wanting to get as far away from your estranged spouse as possible. I am going through that with my husband too. Thankfully,I do have a lot of friends here. ...but it is so hard. My husband was my very best friend, and I no longer have that. I am now trying to work on strengthening my friendships. I am opening up to my friends more. ..and I am being honest with my feelings.
I have also gotten back to volunteering with my local animal shelter. I used to volunteer a lot of my time to this charity. It makes me feel good to be "of use" again. I spent most of my marriage taking care of my husband, dogs, and child.
For me, forcing myself to get out there, socialize, and help others has really helped me...a lot. It has helped me to not feel so stuck in this town--and it has helped me to forget that I have no control over my life right now. The more I reach out to people, the more supported I feel.
...but, I know how you feel. My family is the most important thing in my life. I moved 16 hours away from them to start a new life with my husband --my best friend--. Unfortunately, he has rejected me. Time to pick on the pieces, and figure out what I want my future to look like.