I have been struggling with what my purpose in life is now. Have any of you had this same issue or came up with answer to this question?
My wife of 50 years and best friend for 53 years died in June, 2018. Then I lost my mother in Decmber, 2018. Now that I have finished all of the after death work, what is my purpose of life now? When you are young, you are growing, going to school, and playing with friends. As you move on to high school, you are still going to school, play sports, and looking for a mate. Then, you go to college. Then, you get married, work, begin a family, buy and fix up houses, move between jobs and different locations. There is always something you are working towards - there are always goals you want to accomplish.
Now, I am retired, my kids have their own families and interests. I no longer have my best friend to do things with. I do play bridge in 3 different groups and volunteer with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (my wife died from Mantel Cell Lymphoma). I could travel, but I just don't see doing that without my wife; it just wouldn't be the same. I could go back to work, but that creates several tax issues once you are retired and have to take Requirement Minmum Distributions from your IRA.
What am I supposed to do with the rest of my live now? I am 71, so I have 20 years or so left. Anyone one have any answers or ideas?
What have those of you dealing with recent estrangement done to deal with your anger? What did you do to avoid sending your EC angry messages? Thank you.
Does anyone have recurring dreams doing the same thing and at the same place? I had recurring dreams at the same exact place and doing the same thing. I am always looking/searching for my husband. I could see him but I always ended up standing alone watching him faded away.