Don't retire, sell your home of many years, and move to a strange city.
After 34 years working a full time job, I couldn't wait to retire. When I finally did, I sold my home, moved to strange city, bought an apartment, and started fresh new. I did this to be closer to my daughter.
It turned out to be, that I left the big city, where I had many distractions, and fun things to do, and moved to a mid-size city, where life consist of going to church, praying at church, do things with church.
My daughter has her own life, and family, and I am finding myself wanting to make her family my family, waiting for the weekends to come, so that I could go have social gathering with them. I am doing this, but I know it is wrong. I should not make her life my own.
I want to go back to the city but I already expend the money from the sale of my home to buy this new home. I am so lonely!
Days go by, and sometimes all I get to hear is a daily phone call from my daughter. Here I moved to this city thinking people will be more friendly, and my neighbors keep most to themselves. If I happen to catch any of them, they will rush right back into their homes.
I know, I sound like I'm blaming everyone else for my depression, and maybe I am. I just feel so much alone.
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