by Bruce Smith and Roger Revak
After years with little intimacy or just having an empty home, loneliness is an issue for many newly separated or divorced men. First and foremost, recognize that you are not alone; it is normal to feel lonely, especially if you were married for a long time and you didn't initiate the divorce.
Many men that join "The Network" are looking for separation and divorce support and camaraderie – men going through the same issues lighten the feeling that you’re isolated with your experience. This is the first and one of the biggest steps, just realizing that you’re not the only one going through this situation.
The second biggest step, and often times the hardest, is to start taking action. You have to break the mental depressive routine by taking small steps. Then over time, make those small steps bigger and bigger until you’re back running your life (both figuratively and literally).