I Need Advice From People In This Group- You Are In The Place I Want To Be
I'm 62 and my very long marriage ended about 3 yrs. ago. I have 2 daughters in their 20's whom I'm very close to. My marriage had a lot of problems, anger, emotional abuse, infidelity, disagreements about how to raise the kids...it got worse until it was intolerable. So I'm better off without him, but I guess I have some problems being happy. First I don't have enough of a social network of female and male friends to help me in the day to day struggle. I'm geographically distant from my family of origin, and am pretty much alienated from them anyway. Also, I would like some kind of relationship with a man- still feel attracted to them and think I'm getting a hopeless crush on someone a lot younger. After a long marriage where I was neglected and made to feel undesirable, I don't know why anyone would be interested in or attracted to me. I don't think I have much to offer. I've been too depressed to seem very exciting...How do I get happier with my situation?