Marriage -Divorce - Death - Family
I'm the first of 9 children. I have been married twice but during my younger years. I'm 81 now.
It's my first marriage/divorce that tormented me the rest of my life. I had 2 children of whom I chose to have and love very much. Life after the first separation (1960)was a nightmare divorce (1967). And with no moral support from family. That hurt almost more than anything else.
My ex lived in another state but took my older son from a special needs facility near me where I visited him often. He/his family made up lies when I visited my son and later urged my daughter to live with him.
I wrote my life story to include family history. I joined writers groups for help. I also took a two year writers course, I have my certificate.
In June of 2018, I sent a copy of my book to 10 family members including my daughter/granddaughters/four brothers. Three of them have responded with great reviews. 2 said they cried and felt remorse that I didn't get the support I needed. The daughters/granddaughters of whom we had been talking for about a year, hasn't spoke to me since I gave them the book.
I had hoped they would be willing to handle my end of life issues. The brothers are out of the question. So now no one has my back. My parents are deceased.
I have been reading your stories here on the Retirement site for a long time. I hope you have found some happiness here.