I think my husband needs help
by Anne K
I've been retired for over 11 years, and my husband, age 79, just "semi" retired 6 months ago.
I have developed an interest in many activities, including golf and several volunteer jobs, and have made new friends along the way.
My husband's job kept him very busy, and now he is complaining he feels lonely and unwanted while I am out "doing my thing". I fear he is on the verge of depression.
If I have to I will give up most of my outside activities, but am not sure that is really the way to help him deal with this issue.
He says he doesn't have friends, just "acquaintances" but seems reluctant to involve himself in activities where he can make friends.
Please offer me any advice you can about how to deal with this. Thank you.