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.
"Whenever we feel that we are definitely right, so much so that we refuse to open up to anything or anybody else, right there we are wrong. It becomes wrong view. When suffering arises, where does it arise from? The cause is wrong view, the fruit of that being suffering. If it was right view it wouldn't cause suffering." - Ajahn Chah
"Remember you dont meditate to get anything, but to get rid of things. We do it, not with desire, but with letting go. If you want anything, you wont find it." - Ajahn Chah