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Old 02-04-2017, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Yavapai County
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Great question. I think the simple answer is that at the end of the work day we unplugged from the wall and go into hibernation until the following work day like "Roomba"
LOL! Sad, but often so true!
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:10 PM
 
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First of all, start thinking of yourself as an individual. You being retired has nothing to do with your wife still working.

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Your post focuses on how you are having trouble not being in contact with other people during the day ......... maybe try going to where people are actively doing things and congregating ..........
Or in addition to not depending on your wife to entertain you, you might also find you don't have to rely on others. You can set your own agenda in life.
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Old 02-04-2017, 04:46 PM
 
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Or in addition to not depending on your wife to entertain you, you might also find you don't have to rely on others. You can set your own agenda in life.
definitely true, jrkliny!

some people have more trouble with loneliness than others do
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:41 PM
 
Location: I live in reality.
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Leave in NE now 65 lost my job, now only want to work 2-3 days a week part time no weekends but cant find job. My Spouse only 61 still working to at least 66. Problem now alone during the day and don't know what to do with myself. Most friends moved away or past away. Go to gym movies, pool club in summer yearly vacation but that not enough.
Do Most retired people do volunteer work

Anybody retire but spouse still working for many more years. Please give me some suggestions activities especially if I cant find job any more. Anybody find senior citizen centers any good. Again going crazy with all free time. Thanks
Volunteer somewhere like an Elementary school OR Habitat for Humanity, OR you choose some place that YOU have interest in. I know all Elementary schools need mentors for kids whose parents do not participate at home. Some come to school in pretty sad shape~~don't know their numbers, letters, colors. Some live in a home where English is NOT the first language, so they need help in reading, ALWAYS. It's very rewarding work.
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Old 02-04-2017, 09:47 PM
 
Location: I live in reality.
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I enjoyed your humor here, but there is truth too, as I imagine you intended. Many posters have stated that posting on C-D can become addictive.

I post a lot but I don't let it interfere with getting exercise or with getting out of the house to de interesting and worthwhile things. As long as that remains the case, there is no health downside to frequent posting like there is with drinking to the point where hangovers occur.
DeNile is a deeeeep river in Egypt! If you have tens of thousands of CD posts, that IS a problem...maybe not as large as alcohol, but bet a Psych person would say it, too. I found myself getting on here way to much about a year ago, and thank God I went and took a dance class for the past year!!! I din't have thousands of posts. You well know there ARE folks who live-eat-drink on CD.
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Old 02-05-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Are the posters claiming to be bored and not have anything to do live in rural areas?
I doubt that has anything to do with it. I grew up in rural Alaska, 625 miles from the road system, with no TV or radio and a population of 250. I was never bored. I would venture to say there are people in NYC who are bored to tears.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:39 AM
 
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Do you knit or crochet? You could knit scarves for the homeless population. We have several groups in our area that do things like that and after this past winter, the men and women who have to brave the elements really appreciate a warm scarf.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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Do you knit or crochet? You could knit scarves for the homeless population. We have several groups in our area that do things like that and after this past winter, the men and women who have to brave the elements really appreciate a warm scarf.
There are also groups that knit hats for chemo patients and newborn babies...I've thought of doing that myself.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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There are also groups that knit hats for chemo patients and newborn babies...I've thought of doing that myself.
That's right, I forgot about that. Thanks. Point is, there are plenty of things a person can do to keep busy when you aren't working any longer. I actually enjoy being retired now. It gives me time to spend doing what I really enjoy and one is helping those who are less fortunate.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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DeNile is a deeeeep river in Egypt! If you have tens of thousands of CD posts, that IS a problem...maybe not as large as alcohol, but bet a Psych person would say it, too. I found myself getting on here way to much about a year ago, and thank God I went and took a dance class for the past year!!! I din't have thousands of posts. You well know there ARE folks who live-eat-drink on CD.
I think we are in basic agreement on this, but I have to wonder if you read my post that you quoted, because I did not imply that there weren't people who post too much. I was suggesting a way to determine when posting here becomes an obsession and becomes a problem, i.e., becomes bad for a person. So I repeat my opinion, fleshed out a bit more:

If someone has interesting and worthwhile activities which get him or her out of the house on a regular basis, AND if he or she is getting exercise on a regular basis, then that person is not posting "too much", regardless of the number of posts he or she has.

Yes, I agree that some people have a problem, but it is not clear to me what number of posts per day would be a litmus test for that. One would have to look at the totality of their lives, and in most cases we just don't know that.
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