There have been several ex monks living around here over the past few years.
Earning a living can be a problem, especially if they've been a monk for a long time as it doesn't really do much for your cv.
Some are teaching meditation, some trying to earn a living doing so, others finding what work they have the skills to do handyman work etc.
Most have relationships.
"Proper effort is not the effort to make something particular happen. It is the effort to be aware and awake each moment." - Ajahn Chah
"When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness. When we stop clinging, we can begin to be happy." - Ajahn Chah
"Know and watch your heart. It’s pure but emotions come to colour it." — Ajahn Chah