by Ayse Gozay
(Colorado Spings, CO)
I retired in 1997 at the age of 61 as I got married to my soul mate whom I met in Shanghai during a travel. He had a store in Monterey, California and imported high-end Chinese antiques.
I lived in Santa Clara, CA moved to Monterey, CA.
He sold his store and retired in 2002. Moved to a condo in Coconut Grove, CA.
My income from real estate investments and his we were very comfortable. Our condo was on a little island We travelled worldwide. All my dreams had come true.
In 2007 my husband and I lost our real estate investments as most people did.
In 2008 my husband died of lung cancer. I battled very ugly battles with my step children which wounded me and emotionally drained me.
I donated all of house furnishings to Mission Rescue. I now live in Colorado Springs with my older daughter.
I experience loneliness ever day which causes anxiety. I am stuck with the past and resist to accept the present which causes depression, I love to hear from you.