Alone and Single at 50! Do we really need a partner for our later years or we can just about go through the remaining years just as easily?

I have been pondering on this for a while now…How does one keep the same energy and zest for life in the later years? Do we need a Partner or we can make it without one?

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Arti Ohri
June 7, 2017

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  1. A lot depends on family support system, your emotional needs and your work status. Not having a spouse but having kids and other family would make you less needy to have another person.*p**p*But IMHO, we all need a companion, more so as we grow older. Having said that, I have friends who are equally content being single. Only you can decide for yourself, what works for you.*p*

  2. Totally your choice! Nevertheless, a support system, be it family, spouse or friend is always advantageous.*p*

  3. We probably need a companion. It does not have to be a partner. It can be family member, a dear friend or a sibling. Anyone. Because loneliness is too much to handle when you are getting old and weak. If you can get a partner who is like minded, go for it. Or get a good friend. And stay happy *p*

  4. This depends on your choice whether you want to follow a tradition or you want to set your own tradition. Do you feel need of a partner? If yes matrimonial sites can surely help. But if you are just concerned about what others are predicting about you latter life conditions, I would suggest you to ignore. Married women may also be as loanly as you are. Buy a mug, a handbag and a wall paper stating "happily unmarried" and smile at your self dependency. Even if you chose to marry a man at this age, feel like 26 and cherish your changed relationship status to the fullest. *p*

  5. This depends on your choice whether you want to follow a tradition or you want to set your own tradition. Do you feel need of a partner? If yes matrimonial sites can surely help. But if you are just concerned about what others are predicting about you latter life conditions, I would suggest you to ignore. Married women may also be as loanly as you are. Buy a mug, a handbag and a wall paper stating "happily unmarried" and smile at your self dependency. Even if you chose to marry a man at this age, feel like 26 and cherish your changed relationship status to the fullest. *p*

  6. This depends on your choice whether you want to follow a tradition or you want to set your own tradition. Do you feel need of a partner? If yes matrimonial sites can surely help. But if you are just concerned about what others are predicting about you latter life conditions, I would suggest you to ignore. Married women may also be as loanly as you are. Buy a mug, a handbag and a wall paper stating "happily unmarried" and smile at your self dependency. Even if you chose to marry a man at this age, feel like 26 and cherish your changed relationship status to the fullest. *p*

  7. Well honestly speaking from experience of marriage, I totally believe that you have come alone and you will leave alone from this world. So regardless of your age it’s better to stay single. If you worry about your last days of life, trust me just pelf wise make yourself so strong that any old age home will welcome you with open arms. Till than keep living your life to the fullest. Enjoy life as it is a Present (gift) with worrying about last days.??

  8. I have been witnessing a rise in women friends in a co-habiting situation. For whatever reasons they are without partners (widowed/divorced/never married), sharing a household with a dear friend had proved beneficial.*p**p*at some stage of life, especially as we age, it becomes lonely without companionship. However, who says companionship has to be of opposite gender?*p**p*you can have a great life and share activities with a friend! And should love strike when you least expected, no problem with that either. *p*

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