In Need of Retirement Friends

I need retirement friends. I’m beginning to realize that I have entered a new “bracket”. Most of the people that I used to do things with are in their mid-forties. They also work full-time and some are single. I, on the other hand, am 52, married and retired. I feel out of place when I talk to those friends now and I don’t like that feeling.

Nothing against my current friends. I love them but I would love to add some people into my life who now share my lifestyle. What would that look like?

  • Retired women who have their days free like I do.
  • Women with husbands and happy marriages. (If you know, you know.)
  • Women who like things like shopping, volunteering, museums, and staying in shape.

I guess life is ever evolving. I’m coming into a new stage of life and it’s going to take some getting used to. My goal is to put myself out there more and do more things, but we all know that making new friends as adults is not the easiest thing to do.

I’ve looked at Facebook groups and Meetups. I have great online friends but none who live here. I’m close to Dallas, TX.

Any advice or ideas?

Talking To a Friend Helps

I got the opportunity to talk to friend of mine the other day and it really helped me figure out some things. As a person who suffers with depression, it is very easy for me to forget how important it is to spend time with friends. Sometimes you don’t even realize that you need someone to talk to until you start talking and it all just runs out!

At 49 years old, I have to stop being afraid of making moves. I can’t continue to worry about what people are going to think about my decisions; even those closest to me. Having been in therapy for over 10 years, I have really come a long way and have made some important changes, but this is where I often get stuck.

You have to do what is best for you. What is it that will make you happy?