I have made some new friends this last year, in spite of my over-sharing about the ins and outs of my divorce. These intrepid souls listened even when they barely knew me and didn't run screaming in the other direction. Now that I'm just about through to the other side of this dark period of my life, they are still there.
So thank you to my various and sundry meetup.com buddies. Now we can just be silly without the threat of invasion by random melodrama.