Feeling Sorry for Myself
(West Chester PA)
I have great grown children and I appreciate them. I am 79 years old, walk with a walker, and I am a widow. I live alone. And I feel very alone.
My day trip friend is in a nursing home with dementia, the other friend has a very sick husband.
That said, I am having trouble not feeling sorry for myself when I find out my grown children/with families are doing fun things without including me.
In the past two days, I sent out an email -any interest in going into Philly for The Nutcracker Suite and Les Mis. Found out one daughter months ago bought Nutcracker tickets for her family; the other daughter is having a date night with her husband and going to Les Mis.
I should not feel that my kids have to entertain me and take me along with them. If I buy tickets and go by myself, I will feel resentment at being alone at the venues.
Senior centers have morning programs and I am not a morning person. Thought I would make friends at the gym but that has not happened. Weekly I go to seated yoga class with ladies my age, afternoon class.
I am in therapy but with the holidays coming I want to have some fun and not feel sorry for myself. Places don't want old white-haired females for volunteers.
How do other people handle not feeling sorry for themselves?