Nobody talks about the feelings of being left behind while you watch peers enjoy life and achieve goals. They can’t see how you’re trying to repiece your life back together in the dark. The criticism of why you can be like other people your age. Or they you’re supposed to be focused on your career/retirement/family obligations.
Rarely see anyone appreciate how hard it is to get out of bed, pushing away thoughts of worthlessness, finding every way to wish these feelings away.
It’s always why you don’t hang out with us anymore? Why haven’t you found a good job yet? Why aren’t you making friends? Why are you single? Why can’t you be like you used to?
Nobody understands that’s there’s no going back. Coming back to yourself is more like a new becoming. An uphill battle that unfortunately doesn’t always end victorious.