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http://www.unemployed-friends2.org/t3134p15-has-anyone-lost-all-support-of-people-and-do-you-isolate #37172

htiek123 wrote:I isolate, I have stayed in my house since 9/2008. I have gained over 75lbs. I have not seen some of my neighbors in over 3 years. They all think I have moved. I have about 1 months living expenses left before I must go to a shelter, I turned 50 in June. it's hard not to think of ending it everyday.......

Maybe you could go for walks early in the am, when it's quiet, and the air is cooler. Just a change of scenery & some fresh air and the feeling that you're doing "something" minus the horror of neighbor-encounters might give you a second wind. I'm glad you found us. I've gained weight too. Stress & sedentary hiding will do that, without overeating. On the other hand, our situations have made us very food insecure, and that doesn't help (foods we can afford tend to be bad for us, too). I don't know what's ahead either. Fight back while you can- tweet!

My friend from LA is leaving USA for Serbia in August...Suddenly unemployed (exhausted all government help/dol) , 56 years old, after spending last 23 years in USA ( working hard all the time), he is going back to Belgrade with some savings ( of what he can live there longer and better then in LA , having the possibility to live in his deceased parents apartment together with his sister).There he'll need to wait until 62/65 to get USA aged pension (if there will be any by that time . His marriage to an American women disintegrated after 22 years, his daughters still studying Uni took mothers side and are not very warm towards father that can't provide them with lifestyle they have been used to...Sad story...
How many million sad stories in USA and who cares...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Tue Jul 19th, 2011 at 12:09:39 AM EST
As Luna Lovegood said to Harry Potter, "Well if I were You-Know-Who, I'd want you to feel cut off from everyone else, because if it's just you alone, you're not as much of a threat."
by rifek on Wed Jul 20th, 2011 at 10:51:36 AM EST
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