Quoting Alissa McKeighan:" Luckily, you don't need his permission to be angry, eh? It doesn't seem like he was NEARLY as affected ... [snip!] ... I took up a hobby in order to distract myself from my own thoughts. Do you have any special interests that you could pursue?"
I've already looked. In NC I was part of a cloth diaper group, an LLL group, as well as a ball joint doll group. There isn't anything close enough here, only in New Orleans which is almost 3 hrs away.
I got a part time job to try to "get out" there but they are mostly college students so we're not really compatible. I'm not really social but... a few friends is nice to have.