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What's next after 51 years of happy marriage?

Greetings to the Silversurfers Community. I am writing to see if anyone else has found themselves in the same situation.

My wife passed away about 18 months ago and at first, I was despondent and became somewhat of a recluse. The only family I have is my three children and their families, but they have their own lives. We are close and keep in touch virtually daily, but I never want to interfere.

I've started to meet women, but I'm just not sure whether I'm looking for a friend or a long term relationship. I had a very happy marriage and would give anything to find someone to share the remainder of my life with (I'm 75). I'm in great health, exercise and walk daily, weather permitting, and live comfortably, albeit alone.

Of course, I'm retired. Actually retired from two nice in the corporate world after 39 years and the second from a non-profit. I'm an Army Vietnam Veteran and proud of my service. I just joined this site to see if any women might find me interesting enough to want to chat. In the meantime, as I await a response, I wish you all the best of all life has to offer and send you my blessings. Arvee

Created By on 09/03/2021

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14th Mar 2021 16:24:36
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Hi Arvee, you mentioned that you're a Vietnam vet -- are you American? If so, I'd be happy to hear what you think about American life, as my degree subject was American Studies (you don't always get a true picture from books, so I like talking with my American friends to get an idea of what's happening there now). I'm British, by the way. A happily-married woman so not looking for romance. Polite, respectful friendship is good!

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