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.
"Right effort is effort with wisdom. Because where there is wisdom, there is interest. The desire to know something is wisdom at work. Being mindful is not difficult. But it’s difficult to be continuously aware. For that you need right effort. But it does not require a great deal of energy. It’s relaxed perseverance in reminding yourself to be aware. When you are aware, wisdom unfolds naturally, and there is still more interest." - Sayadaw U Tejaniya