Something isn't working, even though it may have worked in the past. New behaviour for you would include making a conscious effort to reach out to other people.
Being self-sufficient leads to isolation, and isolation doesn't work as we grow older.
I know that I have changed lately and become withdrawn.
So please, those of you over 70 who have got through a crisis like this, write and let me and Sylvia know how you did it.
We would both be grateful for your shared experience.
Although I entertained a lot when I was married, I think my biggest fault is that I am not a joiner.
Now I just want to hide and cry, knowing that nobody misses me. I cook, keep myself attractive, stay slim, walk my dog, but I feel constantly that some disaster is about to happen.
I have had to cope with various health problems alone.