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Thank you for answering my question so honestly. All I ever seem hear about are the social butterflies or the ones who sky dive. I've delt with too many people in life to understand how everyone is so....happy in retirement or close to it.
You are going through a terrific change and one that we aren't prepared for today. I don't know how our parents or grandparents coped but I know they were not so alone. They lived in neighborhoods and sat on front porches and talked to the neighbors. No more.
My children (3 sons in their 40's) have never married so no grandchildren or extended family there. Our youngest son lives with us or we live with him (really can't decide which) but he likes to watch TV after a long day so we see him for only minutes. Our other two sons live in other states and see once or twice a year. www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif" />
My husband and I have been married 45 years and it has been a good marriage but there is stress in retirement. Thank goodness he works part time and soon he can spend his days outside which he loves.
But I too have to focus on myself now and I've never had time for that before and really don't know how. I clean a clean house; think of something to cook that no one can eat or will; think of a vacation that we can't afford any longer. So what does one do? I don't know; that's why I asked the question. I read a lot and any trying to get connected on the internet. I keep telling myself to focus on the positive but it's hard.
I don't believe you are alone at all; just keep searching and something new will be waiting. Good luck and keep in touch. www.aarp.org/community/editor/fckeditor/editor/images/smiley/msn/lightbulb.gif" />
Good morning, To tell you the truth, the way things are going retirement is outa the question for many people. Vacation is now a dream. I think we need to rethink our daily activities, and watch how we spend each dollar bill.
oh well, yes, I am alone and lonely. and it's awful, i dislike evenings, and mornings. waking up in the morning to a empty house, eating alone, no one to say good morning to. i wish it on no one..lol