I turned 70 in October and I am so unhappy.


My friends have died and my children wish I would die. I was a psychology Professor and retired 21 year ago. I live alone and can’t find things to do. School was my whole life but now they want younger people.

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3 Responses to I turned 70 in October and I am so unhappy.

  1. Diana says:

    Unfortunately, it’s as true now as it was when we were younger, we have to take active steps to make ourselves happy. No one else can.

    As an academic psychologist surely you’ve talked to your doctor and/or a therapist. It’s time to take active steps to improve the quality of your life. There can be good years ahead only if you make them happen.

    Don’t let depression destroy your remaining years.

  2. Patricia Farber says:

    Please don’t feel that way. You must have some friends. I know I don’t and/or family but my husband. I must work so it is hard to find a way to connect to others.
    I have a son, 6 grandchildren and 5 greatgrandchildren. The all live a distance and are busy with their lives so it is what it is. I have the aches and pains of a 73 year old but I don’t want to be down as I am sure you don’t and yes. I have to claw and struggle to have an hour to rest, meditate (meaning Being Quiet) I try to think of the next day being good and looking forward to some small difference. Even now I say hello to anyone passing and really feel good if they return my hello. Small but something. I wish you luck in figuring it out but I am sure you will. You must.

  3. Gloria says:

    I am guessing that many of us here feel your pain. I understand and am so sorry. If I am allowed to mention an app, I have found the free app Insight Timer to be very helpful. I learned of it from a website about chronic health issues that I visit frequently. The app is free. There is an upgrade but I have been using it for over a year and have found more than I can ever use for free.

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