Dear Abby: I’m not sure how you can help me, but I’d appreciate some input. I’m in my 50s and retired from the military.
As a young man, I was so shy I couldn’t speak to girls. I joined the military early and came out of my shell, but the demands of military life made it hard for me to meet or date anyone. Most of my adult life in the service has been spent taking care of soldiers’ emotional, financial and professional needs so they could do their jobs.