Retired stay at home Mom with low self esteem
I'm 48 years old. I have 3 grown children, and am recently remarried. Other than volunteer work at my children's school, I have never worked out of the home. Now that I'm remarried, and they are out of the home, I'm feeling useless. The feeling of needing to get out and contribute to society, and my household, eats at me daily. I wrestle with the feeling of needing to be productive in some way, and the fear of actually trying to get a job.
My husband is fine with me staying home, and taking care of him and the house. I would be too if I didn't feel like I'm the only person in the world with this situation. I search the Internet trying to find others that are in my situation, but I haven't found anyone. I don't really know what to do about this problem, and phobia I have. If there's anyone that can relate to my situation please write. Thank you!