I’m 70 and for some reason just love to stay home. My husband, younger but not as healthy, works from home. We go everywhere together. We really enjoy each other’s company. My fear is he will die and I will really feel alone because we’re together all the time now. His parents were the same so to him it’s perfectly normal.
Also, my mother never had neighbors in. She went to lunch monthly. She lived to be 99 and sharp as a tack. But towards the end she was lonely even though I visited often.
My friends all moved! At 65-70 to NC, TN, SC. Two died. We live in New England. So my kids have their lives at 50 and 45 and my friends retired and moved out of large homes to retirement communities.
I really like my life now but will be pretty alone if I outlive my husband.
Older age has come on very fast.
Thank God I’m not depressed about it but concerned about being alone if it comes to that.
I don’t want to volunteer, join clubs, make friends now. So… It’s going to be my fault if I’m alone later in life.