Now that I am on my own again, I realize that this whole process of finding a partner has not been about finding a relationship at all.
I have been desperately trying to overcome loneliness—and possibly for a long as twenty years!
Having good friends is not just a “nice to have” – it is essential for our health and emotional well-being, as I discussed in this interview with Suzanne Braun Levine.
On the other hand, with everyone focused on clicking, it feels like “connecting” has taken on a new, softer meaning.
Like many women, I often feel like I have 100’s of “friends” and no-one to share my deepest dreams and fears with on a daily basis. Despite all of the challenges, it is still clear that making friends and maintaining worthwhile relationships is essential after 60.
I just returned from a short, weeklong trip to Europe.
I had some work to take care of and for this reason didn't do any of the exploring that one would normally do when traveling.
Loneliness is dangerous — but it's not the act of being alone itself that causes loneliness.