I will be 67 next month and retired from the many different jobs in my working life. I guess that I didn’t ever find my calling. I went to university at age 59 but when it was over it was too late to launch a new career. I wanted to lecture but students don’t want to listen to old fogies, so sadly I put aside that idea and settled into life as an eccentric dog owner. I live in a beautiful Lancashire valley surrounded by hills that demand they be walked/climbed, how could I refuse? I would like to do a bit of cycle touring but a recent diagnosis of spondylosis and some hip pain means that I may not be doing a world tour anytime soon! I’m keen to make some friends as I have been on my own for a very long time now, my daughters don’t bother much with me and I don’t have a partner.I didn’t expect to be so isolated at this time in my life, isn’t it strange the way family and friends seem to forget us when we get past 60? I will pop in regularly and hope to strike up some friendships.
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I'd like to blame lockdown for feeling lonely, but sadly it is not the case. But it has emphasised just how bad I feel, and how I have coped and masked my loneliness in the past. I am 55 years old, married and have three adult children and soon to be three grandchildren. I have built my life around my family. My happiest times are when my girls come round, and we share a laugh, or go out together. However, that happens so rarely. More often than not, I now feel on edge and wary when the children come around after a few arguments. Pre lockdown I had been in a choir for a year or so. It was a really good year. But I joined choir for the social side, not the singing, and it just is not the same online. So I find myself feeling sad, bored and lonely quite a bit lately. I know things have to change, and I start to think about what I can do to change things. But come back full circle as life is so limiting at the moment. So I thought maybe if I could at least chat to people that might help......so here I am.
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I'm 66years old and though happily married, I am lonely... Looking to make friends by email... I love reading and just chatting generally
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Just joined, saying hello. I live in Canada and moved from one end of the country to the other just before virus hit. Hoping we do not see a second wave. I am trying to be optimistic and have started to plan a trip to Scotland next year. I work in essential services and am going back to school. Wishing everyone good health.
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Hey, just new to the group, I’m 50, female, and new to a town where I know no one... just looking for people to chat to
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I am 67 and retired to Torquay in 2010. Still a Yorkshire Lass at heart. Finding Lockdown so boring now but glad to be safe and well. Not able to do any of my voluntary work at Rowcroft Hospice and missing friends at Aquafit. Family far away.
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Hi I have just joined this group. I am hoping to reach out to like minded people to help with my loneliness. A bit about myself. I was widowed two years ago and I am still devastated and can’t see a way forward. I have just turned 63 and still working.
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Hello, I just joined here cos I am all alone in the lockdown and it is kind of scary. I have three adult children but right now can't see them and it tears you up. So I thought it would be good to find others in this strange time and chat. I live in Kent and have lovely walks around me which go on but sadly both my doggies passed away last year and does anyone here walk alone and get funny looks? Nevertheless, I do walk but have to be careful not to be social! Just a wave and a smile.
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Hi everybody, I'm Phil, just turned 60 and not depressed one bit about it. Interests are motorcycling, football and walking. I am still working, but it might not be for long as the aerospace it's on its knees. Anyway I'm open to chat about most things but not religion or politics. Bye for now. Phil
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Just joined & very new to this. Widowed 15 months ago & trying to find my way solo, though do have lovely supportive family. The self isolation isn’t helping. Would like to hear from those in similar circumstances
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