Everyone died and then I retired!
by Jim Rafferty
Hi. My name is Jim. I'm now 59. I had a great career for 16 years and everything was great. I came from a close family and was living with my fiance.
In 1998 my father passed away. Two years later, my mother passed away from alzheimers. My two sisters created turmoil over a will that my father painstakingly created to ensure that the inheritance was equally divided. Needless to say, the family fell apart. Two years later, my fiance two days of becoming 51, died of an aneurism.
Prior to the passing of my fiance, I put in for retirement to spend more free time with her. Now I have all the free time in the world lying on the couch doing nothing but watching TV.
I feel as though I no longer have a purpose and am extremely lonely. I have two dogs who are also depressed sleeping 18 hours a day instead of running in the park with the other dogs. There are times I don't leave the house for weeks except for food and doctor's appointments.
I have many hobbies like playing guitar, writing music, and photography. I haven't picked up the guitar or my camera in over nine months.
I'm on a dating site and have chatted with some nice women, however, my depression keeps me from meeting them. Who wants to be with a "downer."
SO LONELY I'M DEPRESSED! TOO DEPRESSED TO DATE! CATCH 22!