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Jul 02, 2015

Retired after 35 years in law enforcement

Greetings. While I am sorry to hear of the anxiety and depression that others have experienced, it's good to know that I am not alone. After an active

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Jun 27, 2015

Emotional Roller Coaster

I was a minority shareholder and COO in a small private company. Our market had been very volitale over the past 4 years and we had accumulated a substantial

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Jun 27, 2015

Living Alone- First Time in Over Fifty Years

I have lived alone for a whole year for the first time in over fifty years! I have raised five children and three grandchildren, but all the while, I

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Jun 27, 2015

Why is everyone so down on retirement?

I'm sort of surprised to read a lot of these comments, and saddened that so many people seem to be at such a loss during retirement. I retire next year.

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Jun 14, 2015

I really like this website.

I didn't know that I would have to work at being retired. I was kind of relieved to know that other people have to work on themselves when they retire.

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Jun 13, 2015

The Priceless Gift

Each one of us receive a precious priceless gift of life, and this is the great gift of perfect love. The older we get, the younger this perfect love

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Jun 13, 2015

Why is it so hard to find online penpals who are genuine? I

I've been retired for sometime now and mainly love it. But it's the lonliness which is now getting to me. All my real old friends have died. I really

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Jun 13, 2015

Got to turn this around!

I have taught since 1976. I turned 61 in December and retired. At first, I felt like I had the freedom I have always dreamed of. I guess it's too much

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Jun 07, 2015

My life changed at a traffic light

I had a thriving home inspection business. I also owned an inspection training school. Life was was good up until I was rear ended waiting for the traffic

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Jun 06, 2015

I have the retirement blues

I retired by choice one year ago. When people asked me how I felt I would say that I was so busy, not enough hours in a day! Now I find myself looking

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Jun 05, 2015

Your Witness: what does any one life really mean?

I retired a year and a half ago. My wife didn’t. She is two years younger and seems actually to like work, or perhaps needs it to stay busy. I didn’t

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May 29, 2015

Top Ten Reason to Retire: Social work for 30 years!

1.No commuting 2.No alarm clock 6am 3.Older than my all my clients 4. STRESS 5. All my friends need help 6. My own routine 7.Volunteer 8.

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May 29, 2015

Fear is the Enemy!

Retired after 35 years as a Correctional Officer, in the Canadian prison system. 56 years old. I had absolutely no hesitation in retiring from such a dreadful,

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May 27, 2015

Lost in the Future of Retirement

I shall be retiring next year (2016) and don't have a worthy clue what to do post-retirement or how I would respond to the stateless state... Well meaning

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May 22, 2015

My desires have been quenched

I was out of work on 12-28-13 from a grocery chain which went out of business. Was only 3 months from a pension, so I just retired at 60 and drew a pension.

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