Since my wife left me after 29 years of marriage, I am living alone for the first time in my life. Since the morning after the day she left, I fear being alone (which I almost always am), I fear showering, taking my laundry to the laundromat, and going to the grocery. There must be something about these activities which reminds me that I am alone. We are separated, not divorced, so another relationship is out of the question. I am also unemployed, despite an excellent education, but I’m scared to start a new job. I was *never* like this. Then again, I never lived alone before. I am 62 y/o. I am not afraid of dying, but I hate the thought of dying alone and not being found for several days. My parental family was a strong, nuclear family. I thought that ours was too, but.. My adult sons live with or near their mother, and I seldom have any contact with them. I reach out, but they don’t reply. I am new to this town, so I have no friends. I’m afraid that at my age, I cannot be “fixed”. Counseling and medicines are doing me little good.
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