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Living Alone

An Ode to the Roommates I Don't Have

Julie Daniels | Posted 06.25.2014 | Women
Julie Daniels

In the several months I've lived in New York, an important distinction has made itself known to me, and that is the difference between doing things alone and doing things on your own.

Going on Single

Stanley Ely | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Stanley Ely

What once may have sounded undesirable or even pitiable is now commonplace and not exceptional -- and not just in big cities.

Why Sometimes It's Better To Date Yourself

Unwritten | Posted 07.12.2014 | Women
Unwritten

The movie Jerry McGuire has done a disservice to humankind everywhere for nearly two decades with the famous line: "You. Complete. Me." This line perpetuates the lie of "The Gap." Nobody completes us. We are already complete. I am already complete.

The Weird Thing 43 Percent Of People Do At Home

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 04.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

Whether you're ready to admit it or not, it's pretty safe to say, cell phones are taking over our lives. No surprises there. But while the jury's stil...

Why We Are Together but Feel Alone

Umar Zulqarnain | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Umar Zulqarnain

Technology allows us to hide from others while being connected. We can edit who we are, what we say, and how we are perceived. We become willing to dispense with people and comfortable with being dispensed. We can decide when to communicate and how much.

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

Permesso di Soggiorno

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

I wait with them, under the first pink streaks of sunrise. The mass of bodies, huddled close together against the cold, standing in line to achieve permission. The permission we seek is that of living legally in Italy.

10 Simple Ways To Enjoy The Holidays On Your Own

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 02.16.2014 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

What if for any number of reasons -- geography, the high cost of holiday travels, rifts -- you aren't with relatives? And what if you don't have a partner or you're not able to spend the holidays with him or her? Are you doomed to misery? Hogwash! There are lots of ways to enjoy the holidays on your own or with friends.

4 Steps To Finding Inner Strength After Divorce

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 02.12.2014 | Divorce
Shelly Ulaj

I was so used to being taken care of by family and then my husband that I never realized what I truly meant to be a self-sufficient adult.

How To Know Whether You're Ready To Retire Overseas

Lisa Condie | Posted 02.06.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Moving to a foreign country is a lot like raising children. It's harder than you think it's going to be, and better than you can imagine!

What It's Really Like To Live Alone For The First Time

Lisa Condie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Holding my cup of coffee on a Sunday morning, I looked out my window at the radiant blue sky. Living on the fifth floor of an ancient apartment building affords me excellent views of Florence. And, as evidenced by the Renaissance masters, the ethereal light in Italy is unlike anywhere else.

10 Things To Love About Being Single After A Split

Posted 11.18.2013 | Divorce

Written by Jenny Erikson on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. Ok, let me get the whole “divorce sucks and no one likes it and I wouldn’t wish this on...

The Lifestyle More Older Women Are Starting To Embrace

Margaret Manning | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

Midlife women are doing it again. As we did in our 20s, we are questioning fundamentals, challenging the status quo, being stubbornly bohemian and embracing the unconventional. Boomers are tenaciously breaking down stereotypes about aging and redefining life after 60. However, this raises an important question.

I'm Single ... And Totally Bored With These 5 Questions

Eleanore S. Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Women
Eleanore S. Wells

For those who still get tripped up over meeting a woman who has never been married, here are five questions that I (and women like me) would like not to be asked again.

The 10 Best Things About Living Alone

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 09.21.2013 | HuffPost Home

Happy National Singles Week! (Aka Unmarried and Single Americans Week). Yes, this actually does exist and no, we're not joking. While most of the year...

Why I Won't Live With My Boyfriend

Rachel Weight | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Weight

I've seen many friends date and then move in with each other simply out of convenience. A few years go by, and they get engaged and married because "it felt like the next step." These are supposed to be the most important relationships in my life. I want to treat them with intentionality.

WATCH: 7 Things Every Person Who Lives Alone Must Know

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 07.26.2013 | HuffPost Home

Make that "everyone," since we've all dealt with an annoyingly stuck jar lid.

Living in a World of Needing Help

Teri McCowan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

I was literally stuck in a foyer between two entry doors at my orthopedic surgeon's office. With one casted foot held up, I half stood, pouring sweat...

5 Things to Love About Being Single

Whitney Caudill | Posted 07.23.2013 | Women
Whitney Caudill

Being single is not worse than being married; in many cases, it is better, but, at the very least, it is just different.

Alone

Enid Borden | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Enid Borden

Eating alone can be lonely. Loneliness can be unhealthy. Shouldn't we be encouraging a new paradigm for those older adults who have the ability to leave their homes?

Young Women Are Doing THIS More Often

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.09.2013 | Women

Forget marriage? Not exactly, but according to a new survey, cohabitating with a significant other is practically a prerequisite for walking down the ...

More Time, Less Things

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.12.2013 | Women
Sheila Blanchette

I have two lamps, a frying pan, a sauce pan, plastic spoons and plates and two large coffee mugs that I can also eat soup or cereal in or scramble eggs. I realize this is subsistence living.

Living Alone

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 05.05.2013 | Women
Sheila Blanchette

I haven't lived alone since 1986, when I had an apartment in York Harbor, Maine, near the beach. I was there for six months until my husband, then boyfriend, whisked me away to his apartment above a garage in Rye, NH on the beach.

8 Things People Who Live Alone Don't Want To Hear

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 03.05.2013 | HuffPost Home

Trust us, this is from personal experience.

What I Learned From Living Alone With The Flu

Next Avenue | Posted 01.29.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Jane Gross Weakened by the flu and challenged by a homeowner nightmare, our columnist finds reserves of strength ...