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?

29 replies
June 7, 2017


  1. Yes Rishav…that's what i feel too! But some who has a firey desire to live i think will require an active life both emotionally and socially.*p*

  2. "pelf wise" – that sounds crude!!!!*p**p*Honestly Ranbir this was more edged towards an Emotional State of Mind than anything else- Need for companinship and support ….*p*

  3. This i would agree to! Guess the empty nest is the problem more than anything else! So i guess each one gets to take a call on their individual need just as Madhuri mentioned …*p*

  4. Depends on each person's emotional need. Let's look at research – it found that once married-now single persons fall into 5 categories (enhancers, competent loners, good enoughs, seekers and libertines). Of these, competent loners did not remarry. They learnt from the divorce, enhanced their competencies that had otherwise remained latent during marriage, but interestingly they chose to remain single because they were emotionally self-sustaining. (Details of these types of people is in my book, Untying the fine knots: How to deal with Divorce.)*p**p*We need to take a good hard look at ourselves, our emotional needs and our need for a partner's presence next to us. To remain single is happily possible, but whether it is for us, is what we must ask ourselves. *p**p* *p*

  5. Really depends…..differs from individual to individual….*p*

  6. I personally would rather be alone than marry for the second time because, as much as I love my husband, I have made a lot of sacrifices for him and would appreciate a chance to live life on my own terms.*p*