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Living Alone

The Value of Being Alone

Diana Lang | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

The ability to be alone is essential to eventually being in a relationship. It is our self-love that attracts a partner that is right for us. Being alone teaches us to accept ourselves, forgive ourselves, and finally to bloom ourselves open to love again.

The Isolation I Sometimes Feel Since My Divorce

Tira Harpaz | Posted 04.23.2016 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

When you're married, even if it's a bad marriage, you have someone to attend events with, ask to check out that weird mole on your back and trust to call an ambulance if you keel over in the night. When you live alone and you're getting older, there's no one to notice the little things.

What Nobody Told Me About Living Alone

Refinery29 | Posted 04.22.2016 | HuffPost Home
Refinery29

I moved five times during my first two years out of college, and though my apartments were in different cities with different floor plans and wildly varying rents, one of my criteria was non-negotiable: I had to have roommates.

5 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

That's when I decided it was time to take charge of this whole living alone thing. I set out to consciously experience what was happening within my own four walls -- and came to some pretty freeing realizations.

9 Reads That Are Way Too Real If You Live Alone

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 05.05.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's no doubt that living alone has its highs and lows. Below, we've rounded up nine previously published blog posts and articles that perfectly ca...

Single Women in Solitude: A Slippery Slope

Bobbie Brinegar | Posted 02.19.2016 | Fifty
Bobbie Brinegar

As we age, social contacts tend to decrease due to changes like retirement or the death of friends and family. Declining heath, limited mobility, fixed incomes and the challenge of making new friends can deter us from staying active in the game of life.

When Winter Becomes Solitary Confinement

Eric J. Hall | Posted 01.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Eric J. Hall

The short days and long cold nights of winter can have a negative effect on people who already feel lonely and isolated.

ICYMI: Easy Cooking Is A Lie And Why Living Alone Is Good For Your Health

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.05.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. During this difficult week, we took time to try to process the horrifying mass shooting in San Ber...

61 Awesome Benefits Of Living Alone

The Huffington Post | Kyli Singh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Comedy

Solo-dwellers, I'm here to tell you that you've made a practical, adult choice that you won't regret. Living on your own comes with more perks than sp...

How To Celebrate The Holidays When You Live Alone

Bonnie Moore | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful!

Living Alone Is Bad For Your Diet

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 11.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Living alone has its benefits: You get 100 percent control over Netflix, you can clean (or not) whenever you please and you're safe to sleep in the bu...

13 Ways Your Life Will Change After College

Avelist | Posted 10.21.2015 | College
Avelist

It's a good thing, I promise. Life changes after college. And at first it will be hard. You and all of your best friends won't live in the same building. You might even live in different cities.

Mobile Safety Products That Can Help Seniors on the Go

Jim T. Miller | Posted 08.10.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of medical alert products on the market today that give seniors the flexibility to call for help both inside and outside the home.

13 Ways You Own Your Inner Slob When You Live Alone

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 08.05.2015 | HuffPost Home

Nothing says freedom like leaving dirty socks on the floor for weeks on end or eating dinner in front of the TV. Growing up, most families had rules t...

8 Reasons Why Living on Your Own is Good for You in All the Worst Ways

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 07.08.2016 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There will be days when the solitude weighs on your bones and the rainstorms refuse to give way. But those are the days that count the most because you survive them and realize that it is possible to have water in your lungs and still be able to breathe; it's what pushes you to swim to shore.

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2016 | Women
Jessica Denis

There is a difference. I live my life for the most part, alone. I go to movies, and dinner, car shows and sporting events and everything else I do for enjoyment. I do not have a partner or someone I share my life with.

4 Honest Perks Of Living Alone Post-Split

Marie Forster | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce
Marie Forster

Shortly after my divorce, some friends decided I needed to get out and have some fun. I was teetering on the edge of becoming a shut-in, so I reluctantly agreed. In an effort to pamper myself, I decided to buy a dress.

17 Things Nobody Tells You About Living Alone

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 05.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

Living alone may be simultaneously the most empowering and harrowing experience of life as a homeowner or renter. While there's potential for unlimite...

People Who Don't Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.08.2016 | Women
Sara Eckel

When my friend first told me she was afraid to go out alone, I was surprised. But then I remembered that my first solo excursions were pretty uncomfortable, especially on weekend nights.

Why You Should Go To The Movies (And Do Other Stuff) Alone

New York Magazine | Jesse Singal | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

Would you go to a movie alone? For some people, the question elicits a quick and easy nod — of course! Why not? For others, panic: The idea of sitti...

The Surprising Impact Social Interaction Has On Longevity

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 03.12.2015 | Fifty

These days, thanks to cell phones and computers, it's easier than you'd think to spend a day without speaking to a soul other than Siri or the pizza d...

Why I Don't Date

TueNight | Posted 04.23.2015 | Women
TueNight

I stopped seeing myself as a have-not and started appreciating what I have, which were all the things that didn't require a plus-one.

Don't Fear the Cupid

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

What if, instead of celebrating yourself on Valentine's Day, you just were yourself? What if you simply acknowledged that being alone on February 14 can be difficult? I'm not saying wallow in it. I'm saying acknowledge that it is hard.

When I Tried To Be a New Yorker

Stephanie Harper | Posted 02.02.2015 | Women
Stephanie Harper

New York became my solution. I'd always had a sort of romantic view of New York, and this would be my opportunity to live out this fantasy.

Boy Friend (New)

Stanley Ely | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stanley Ely

R recently acquired a new boyfriend. For more than the couple of decades that I've known him, no boyfriend appeared on the radar. Hardly had I heard of an interest in one. R has taken a turn in the road.