Lonely in Retirement
Today is my birthday, I'm 66, retired 1 year ago from nursing.
My husband was not well, the last year of working was very difficult due to his need for care. Four months after I retired he died.
Any plans we had died with him. I'm alone, the kids help but the emptiness is always there. We were married for 49 years.
I'm trying to learn how to live alone and do things alone. We did everything together. People tell me it takes time.
But he's not there to share things with or to talk things over with, things that you can only say to your spouse.
People ask how are you, I say ok, no one really knows what to say and there is nothing they can say. I keep trying to live.