I've been on the other side - I get a job and keep it, even when it doesn't pay well, even when I'm treated like dirt, even when I hate going in - I keep the job. Especially now since I, too, don't know how it would be to find a job at my age. Marriage failing - also facing the prospect of a solitary existence.

I just try to find groups to be involved with - other people doing things I enjoy. One summer it was swimming, once it was needlepoint (before my eyes went). Hard for me to join into groups - but the fear of being alone is a pretty strong driver.

Undefeated - are there hobbies you enjoy that might have groups built around them? Or would that even be a possibility. I know - it's not a close, warm, intimate relationship - but it still beats 100% solitary. At least to me .....
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