Retired & Can't Stop Crying
I am a 56 1/2 Y/O male and am going into my 25th day of retirement. I have never been so depressed or anxious in my life and I think I've only had 3 or 4 days where I haven't cried uncontrollably. I can hardly do the simplest functions.
If my wife looks at me the wrong way, I cry.... if I think about the wrong thing, I cry. I can't sleep and am exhausted.
I had a high stress job that was affecting my health, which is why I punched out early..... but I am more stressed now than when I was working.
I've lost 30 pounds in only 25 days and am miserable. I have a doctors appointment coming up to see if there are any other physical issues I may have that are affecting my thought processes....
I'll do medication and/or counseling if need be. At this point.... I just don't know what to do... but I have to do something because I'm in pure misery right now.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Wendy: Will you PLEASE contact me tomorrow? Use the CONTACT ME on the bottom left of the website. Put IMPORTANT or something on the subject line so I don't miss it (I get tons of emails).
I don't know what I can do, from afar, but having someone who's got new ideas for you -- just might help!
I also have a Retirement Transition Group... simple email group where all member are going through the same thing. They are a little quiet now, but they are normally a chatty group. It often seems to help to know that you aren't alone, many others feel the same way!
It's not you, it's the retirement transition, and you just gotta figure out who you are now --