I wish there was a chat function. These posts seem so old (2,3 years or many months) like many of these communities I can't connect with someone in current time. I'm also in the US but somehow was lead here in my search. I'm so lonely. I'm in my fifties; in the US we lose our value after about 20 as women. I'm divorced with no family of my own, living with my elderly father who is a constant trigger for my severe depression but I am too sick to get away. Cheery, eh? I used to be but this is too much for too long.