Saturday, February 27, 2016
is not going well for me. For him it seems great. He retired at the end of September 2015 after working for 40 yrs. At first, he kept busy with golf, which he loves. But once golf season ended he has been sitting on the couch from morning to night watching anything that's on. I've been patient knowing he did work hard for all those years, but 4 months of nothing?!?
Thankfully I'm still working about 32 hrs a week but the stress level at work lately has been off the scale. It has been since October since I've had 2 minutes in my own home by myself. And I NEED some time by myself. In my job, In job I deal with people, phone calls, the staff & the docs for 7-9 hrs per day and just need a break to recharge myself, by myself in my home. I have talked to him about this need but he just doesn't understand it because he is home alone all day & just can't wait for me to get home to entertain him! I've started to give him gentle pushes to do something, anything. We live in an area that has a wonderful senior center with anything you could possible what to do. Indoor walking track,
, indoor pool
, games, a library
, a cafeteria
, darts, cards, tournaments of all sorts. The most he has done was packed a gym bag but decided he didn't want to go so there it sits, ready to go for a person that wants to go nowhere. I am at my wits end! Thanks for listening to my vent! I really needed that. And I would love any suggestions as to how to deal with this.