I am 58 and never thought I'd be in this position. Frankly, since I don't really see folks in their 30-40s age bracket as being real antiquities, perhaps we can call ourselves oldsters or the over 55's and start a new club. Let's face it, they have a lot more options of finding mates, starting families and having a chance for a good life. I hope there are others like me to start some good discussions on new threads.
If anyone is interested, please post here and introduce yourself.
I'd like to cover topics like:
What do you do when you're asked for a next of kin, a contact person or a beneficiary?
Who gets your house and stuff when you die?
How do you handle your lonliness?
What keeps you going?
How do you handle the holidays?
What are your best memories, sucesses, and dreams?
I am sure we can find more topics that are relative to us.
I guess I ran off my friends due to my depression. I don't see myself as Debbie-Downerand try to maintain a sense of humor but I expected friends to understand that I had no control over the things that happened to me. Geeze. Luckily I have a few email buddies left that still talk to me and send me jokes and photos, and now I've found this site and hope to make new friends in my situation, becase being single and all alone is very different.
I thought I could hang on as long as I had my darling dog, but I just lost her too this weekend. I also lost my man-friend of 12 years (well, I can't call him a boyfriend!) a couple months ago and don't see a replacement in my future. He finally gave up on me and my problems and was very mean about it.
Lord, I wish I could type here in a bigger font instead of afterwards cuz my eyes aren't what they used to be!