Jan 24, Retired: I Can’t Be His Only Friend

My husband retired and he is so bored he wants me to be the only one he talks to. The same time he retired he dropped his friend of three years and doesn’t talk to him anymore. They used to do a lot together, fishing, working on cars etc. that gave me a break. Now he has no one and says he doesn’t need friends. I told him he is isolating himself and it’s not healthy!

He is very stubborn and won’t listen at all to what I have to say. How can you be a social person one minute and not at all the next minute? He tells me what to do all the time, loading the dishwasher, how to do laundry. I handled it for 25 years and now he thinks he knows how.

I want him to get out of the house and do hobbies but he will not do it. I don’t know how much more I can handle. I can’t live with one person 24 hours seven days a week!!

Any advice?! this has been going on for a year.

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