That basically sums it up. Despite the fact that I'm working again, despite the fact that I'm married and live with my in-laws, despite the fact that I have friends locally, I feel like I'm totally alone. There is something missing in my life, and I'm not quite sure what it is. I've lost my companions; those that I knew I could always count on to be right there at the right time without being summoned or asked. Yet, I wouldn't say that my friends and family have failed me in any way, I'm just feeling alone, and — although I think it's much too harsh and strong a word for it — misunderstood. I'm not currently identifying with anyone, and wondering if all that I've seen and done was pointless. I'd say I lost hope, but I think in reality I'm just lost right now. Send help.