We relocated to another area six years ago due to work. It has been difficult at best to reestablish a sense of community here.
Tried church, etc. We are 65 and 73 years olds. Both work. Feels terrible to be so alone especially in times of need and or holidays.
Husband is recovering from surgery and I asked for one of my children to come down to help us since I have to return to work. Neither are able.
We live six hours away and it isn’t convenient I know, but we have made lots of trips at our expense and time, to their homes to stay in touch with them and our grandchildren. We have provided financial support at times.
I don’t know why we don’t matter to them more… Maybe we do, but I’m feeling very alone right now. And sad.