My mother and my father-in-law both lost their partners well before their 70s. Sadly they became very bitter and critical as the years passed.
My mother had not had an easy life and told everyone she met about it. My Fil became reclusive and embittered. The two of them could have been company for each other but they didn't like each other one bit and never communicated.
I can understand how they felt now that my life has received some harsh blows but I don't want to become like them.
I try to keep optimistic and cheerful by joining things and keeping in touch with other people as much as I can but sometimes it can be a struggle.
Any tips on keeping cheerful as old age advances.
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