“People who live alone do get lonely,” Klinenberg says, “but so do people in marriages.” Younger people have made living alone a choice; in the under-65 demographic, 15 million live alone and many are actively choosing single lives, at the same time proving that the old equation between living alone and being unhappy no longer holds true.
But what about the 11 million seniors who are leading single lives?
According to researchers, many older singles are not doing so well. We worry about maintaining social connections if we lose mobility.
In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone.
Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that marriage or cohabitation is the solution.
Brown said the hotline is advertised locally as a teen chat line.
A prerecorded message when calling the chat line, however, advises that all callers must be 18 years old or older.
As we age, many of us start worrying what living alone will be like. Those of us who sought a single life and chose not to remarry after a divorce or spouse’s death might find ourselves rethinking our priorities.
Should advancing age cause people like me who are single to rethink our status? In an effort to quantify the feeling of loneliness – a sense of not having meaningful contact with others, accompanied by painful distress – geriatric specialists at the University of California, San Francisco, asked 1,604 adults age 60 and older how often they felt isolated or left out, or lacked companionship.
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