I lost a couple “friends” when my marriage ended after 18 years. I tried to help them understand. I explained. And then I stopped explaining. They left. And I learned that I can’t change what people make their minds up to believe. I don’t want to. Or need to. What they didn’t understand was that I was never after happy. But peace. And peace isn’t situational. Not for me. It’s not a mood or feeling, like happy. I can’t explain it to anyone. If you have it, you know. If you don’t, you know. and I’m sorry. But be encouraged. It’s there.