Yes, living alone is the "new norm." However, this new norm is not yet supported by social policies that are more designed around the traditional family and around the acute model of health care.
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The most disturbing part of the ads with John Malkovich is that he is always alone, except for his computerized constant companion, Siri. And he's very happy that way.
When mom or dad has a harder time getting around their homes, one begins to make plans: “Should she move in with us? Maybe we should look into nursi...
Do families break apart and relationships falter because men are irrelevant and fail to recognize their own obsolescence? Do men and women really tussle over who is dominant economically?
It's this last little block of alone time that I enjoy the most: the day done, and a few quiet minutes to myself before lights out.
The fact that women are more social yet still choose to live alone indicates a need among women for a place to be alone (Note: Virginia Woolf made this argument in 1929 -- highly recommended.)
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
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Earlier this year, divorcee Dominique Browning published an essay in the New York Times ...
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