My boyfriend and I just broke up
he talked me into investing in a lot of oil companies with money I earned years ago
He may have done you two favors.
I am invested with a lot of my retirement
Hopefully this dough is in an account without a lot of annual fees and/or a fee when you cash it out. That way it'll grow faster. If your boyfriend was a mooch, or a stockbroker, he may have had you put it in some scam account where you pay a fee to maintain it, etc. etc. and if that is the case, get it out of there and put it in a normal 401K without fees or big expense ratios.
If this stuff is in a 401K account, you will have to pay a penalty if you need to cash it out for some reason before you retire. However, everything you make on it will be tax deferred. If it's in a regular account, like an E-trade account, you will have to pay a commission to sell it, and taxes on the profit you make, so mentally subtract that from your total.
Far be it from me to give anybody advice (although I give people advice on here all the time) but you have at least one thing in your favor: You have somehow managed to accumulate savings. Also, presumably you have a job, and your expenses are less than your income. This is a winning combination if you can keep it up for the next 30 years.
Depending on how long ago you made this investment, you are probably pretty happy about now.
There is one minor issue: diversification. Remember Enron. Hopefully this investment is in a mutual fund, or sufficiently spread out among different companies so that you do not have to worry about felonious executives blowing up the company and then building a 3 million dollar house with your retirement.
Also, if you are sitting on a lot of consumer debt, you might want to take care of some of that promptly. It's kind of pointless to be making 8% on your oil stocks, but paying out 14% on credit cards.
Other than that, you are good. Go to the office Christmas party this year, and with cocktail in hand, be sure to brag about how well your oil investments are doing, and I predict you will find another boyfriend pretty fast.