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Hi everyone. I've just read some posts which were put up some time ago but are so relevant to my current situation I'm hoping someone out there can share an experience or offer some insight.
I've just turned 63 and live alone. My only family is my daughter and she lives in Australia.
I'm fortunate in many ways; I have a good job I enjoy, a home I love and my adorable Labrador. The downside is arthritis is making it hard to keep working full time and I'm worried that it will also stop me being able to upkeep my house, financially and maintenance.
For a long time, I've dreamt of downsizing to a coastal area. But as the prospect grows closer I realise I fear losing the only connections I have in my current area. Some friends, good neighbours and several aquaintances. The saying 'Feel the fear and do it anyway' doesn't work for me with this issue. I am scared of being a stranger in a strange place and, once I've sold and left my home there's no going back. I feel so stuck!
Has anyone been through this, and made the move? How did it work out for you?
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