The challenges of aging without a partner are bearing down on me.Those who have a mate have someone with whom they can share these kinds of thoughts.
Sixty-two percent of those who reported being lonely were married.
(Click here to read more about the study.) We long for meaningful relationships and social connections.
Ask anyone who’s been in an unhappy, non-communicative marriage.
Eric Klinenberg, the author of “Going Solo,” a book about living alone, looks at the emergence of the one-person household as an increasingly preferred living choice.
We can maintain our independent lifestyles as we age and build strong social connections at the same time. I am an unemployed 64 year old woman who is just now coming to terms with what alone means.
I have been raising the youngest of my three sons alone for 20 years but he is out of the house and striking out on his own.
My eldest is estranged from me due to his drug addiction and the fact that he stole so much from me.
Middle son is busy with career and toddler and youngest is just now finding himself.
They show that about four in 10 women admit having them (31 to 57 percent) with a median frequency of about once a month.
Actual prevalence of rape fantasies is probably higher because women may not feel comfortable admitting them. Yet nearly ever romance novels consider healthy dose of a woman being taken against her will. I pressed my body against hers, put my hand around her neck, and began squeezing – gently at first to make sure she was comfortable with what was happening.
Someone who can share the challenges of selling a home, relocating and other important life decisions, not to mention the physical, social, spiritual and emotional support that comes from having a loved one close by.