Why is life so hard for me?
I am 55 and have pretty much been on my own my entire life. I never had a real career so I have had low level jobs and never really treated nicely at work. My whole work personality has changed to being very difficult and no one at work likes me. I started working full time when I was 18 and I am really tired of it. It seems there is no end in sight for retirement. I also have challenges with my aging mother who is 83. I don't have any real friends but do have a couple of acquaintainces that I see 3 or 4 times a year. I have had enough and don't know what to do. Sometimes I feel like finding a cheap apartment and hibernating so I don't have to deal with anyone. If I quit my job my money will only last 10 years and when it runs out I will have big problems trying to support myself. I don't know what to do any more.