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older guy
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   Posted 12/7/2017 4:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my name is Rich.

I live with my sister and pay minimal rent. For her own reasons, she wants to move to a smaller and cheaper house. She has talked about this off and on for a few months now. Last night she told me she wants to do it within the next year. This set off alarm bells for me.

I am thinking I may move somewhere else on my own. A key part would be earning more money. Right now I am living off Social Security. But I may go back to work, which feels like a big decision.

I am trying to remain calm. I am going to my 12 step meetings on a regular basis. This is helping me with prayer and minding my own business. My sister and I tend to argue when we don't agree. I want to remain calm when we have discussions about moving.

So this post is mostly just to check in. I am sure I will write more when things come up.

Thanks for listening,
Rich

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Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/7/2017 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Rich, does she want a smaller place to force you out or does she just want to save money?

If it's simply to save money, does she know you might move out on your own?

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   Posted 12/7/2017 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey OG,

I am sorry to hear of this situation causing you anxiety...change is hard, so know that your concerns are normal!

Planning ahead, and being ready for any direction that most benefits you will give you a sense of control...and help reduce your stress and uncertainty.

Please do keep us updated on the situation, so we can keep you in support!

It is going to turn out alright.😊

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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older guy
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   Posted 12/7/2017 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Steve,

She wants to move to a smaller/cheaper place to save money to live off of. We are talking in the neighborhood of net proceeds of up to $300,000 in this real estate market.

I have not told her I am considering moving out on my own. I only pay $260 for my share of expenses (rent) and would like to go back to work, either full or part time, to earn more so that I could be in a roommate situation. I am also considering moving to Mexico or Ecuador as a place that is cheap enough for me to make it on my own.

Thanks for your interest.
Rich

bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, upper denture, benign prostate hyperplasia
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olanzapine, duloxetine, clonazepam, lamortigine
rosuvastatin
doxazosin, finasteride

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 12/7/2017 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Rich, I still have a few year until retirement... I've been look at Tiny Homes... The one I'm looking at cost 30 grand - delivered... Just need a decent place to park.

I too have considered Mexico - aka Puerto Vallarta... where I've been 13 times... My best friend just got back from a 32 day trip there to see if he'd really like it and how much it costs... I haven't gotten the details from him... But I have other friends that might move there too... One has been going for medical visits and has been impressed.
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