gmwilliams, this is a very difficult aspect of my life. I am dirt poor. However, I grew up relatively wealthy, attended the most exclusive schools, with servants in my home, and a driver on call if I went anywhere. In addition, there was a very high level of education in my home, and everyone was well traveled.
Here's the issue,
As you all know, I'm dirt poor. I have no means of mixing with the type of people who I best relate to. When I went to a community college here, I could not relate to the people. One of the school professors sought me out and said, "Your problem is that there is a class difference." I knew he was right, but I didn't dare to admit to it because people will hate you even more if you say something about it.
One of the major reasons I stopped dating is that I could never go out with someone who doesn't come from my early socio-economic class. But I'm not in that class anymore because I don't have the money. I do, however, have the culture and education.
I'm very lonely where I am. I have tried harder than you can believe to get on with people who don't have my roots but people see things differently depending on their earlier roots, and I know from experience, it doesn't work.