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Retirement is great for the first 2-6 months. Then one day you wake up and realize you don't have a job anymore and you don't have a 'work family' anymore. There is a true grieving stage after that. I don't care if you're married or single, rich or poor. We've had a work schedule for decades, and that work schedule is even ingrained in the cells of our bodies. Retiring is a real loss. A death. Maybe even moreso for a man, because men primarily define themselves by what they do in the workforce. I'm a woman. It's been five years now since I retired from the place I worked for almost 30 years. I'm just beginning to love this retirement thing but I AM beginning to REALLY love it. (And, yes, volunteering is different these days. You are treated like an employee who simply doesn't get a paycheck. Because, with the reduction in budgets, volunteers are now filling positions that were once paid positions. Frankly, I like something a little more on my own time and my own terms.) Give yourself time to grieve. Know that what you're going through is normal. Get some counseling -- what would it hurt? Plan another career -- or a home business -- PT or FT. Go back to college. I am currently completing my BA, looking at graduate school, and am planning another PT career.///You plan on traveling? Trust me -- even that gets old after a while. We HAVE to have a reason for living and we have to have meaningful work, paid or volunteer, that we love. Good luck.