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Seniors Here Who Live Alone, Would You Have Someone Share Your Home With You If You Could?

  1. #46
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    I became a widow five years ago. After about two years, I love being alone. No rules, no schedules. Do not cook if I do not want to. I loved my husband, but I will never re-marry. I feel so free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth Ward View Post
    No rules, no schedules. Do not cook if I do not want to.
    Me, too. As for cooking, I do like to try new recipes and cook favorite ones. I do some marathon cooking for a couple of days, and then just live off the portions in the freezer for 2-3 weeks. Fewer dishes to wash and time spent cooking daily for one person. And I only cook what I like, no compromising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beth Ward View Post
    I became a widow five years ago. After about two years, I love being alone. No rules, no schedules. Do not cook if I do not want to. I loved my husband, but I will never re-marry. I feel so free.
    I feel exactly the same way. Living alone, we can do what we want when we want plus cook what we want IF we want!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AprilSun View Post
    I feel exactly the same way. Living alone, we can do what we want when we want plus cook what we want IF we want!
    Alalua! I live alone, but I'm not really alone really, my neighbors do check for sign of life, same with my friends who call me regularly, so if something should happen to me in the dead of the night, won't be a body left rotting for days on end. but in the meantime.

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    Although I am in a long and committed relationship my partner and I both maintain our own homes and live independently. Even after all these years we do not know if it would work to live together! Sometimes it is lonely but I love to have my own space. I have thought about renting out a bedroom for extra income (my daughter's old bedroom and bathroom are on the other side of the house and it would be fairly private for a single person). But I have not made that step yet.

  6. #51
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    I wouldn't take in anyone to share my home. Living alone suits me. I appreciate my privacy and freedom, and I enjoy my own company. I don't dislike people at all, but am a bit of a loner and couldn't stand it if I didn't have my alone time.

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    Do what you need to do. I know a woman who takes in people 2-3 times a year. One was a veterinary student who was doing an internship at a nearby feedlot. She stayed throughout the summer, paid rent, worked all kinds of weird hours so she really wasn't around much. The second one was a physicians assistant who could not find any empty apartments. She also worked most of the time, paid rent etc. She stayed until she could get her own place. The woman has remained friends with both of those. She doesn't want to live with someone full time but she does enjoy the company when she has it and the extra income has been a blessing at times for her.

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    That sounds like a happy medium!

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    Radish Rose, your grandson sounds like a mature considerate young man.
    Living alone is my situation and I like the freedom it gives me. Trouble is as my Essential Tremor shaking has gotten bad enough to where I'm unable to do things like change ceiling lightbulbs & other things that may seem minor but are major when you shake too much to do them, it would be helpful to have a "steady" person living with me. My children help out with those things, but I hate to ask them because I worry that when I need help with something it might come at a time they have something of their own they need to take care of at the same time. They still come to help though.

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    Elsie I'm sure your children don't mind doing little things for you from time to time. That's family and showing appreciation goes a long way. Take care of each other.

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    My husband decided we should not be together about 40 yrs ago and I NEVER wanted to re-marry, lived with a great guy for a while but he wanted marriage and I did not, so he had to move on. Legal papers again, no way. I don't get lonely as I've been alone so long, and when I have visitors I'm happy when it's over and I can go do my "thing"..whatever that is at the time. Lived a good creative life and it's not over. Love Freedom.

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    Absatively NOT ! Unless it happened to be a close relative or a very close friend.
    John

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    I'm not single, but if I ever were I'd likely prefer living alone. My husband and I are such a good match; we pretty much do our own thing and luckily our "own thing" often involves each other. He does not hover, nag, judge or cling, which I heartily appreciate. I'd hate to have to learn to coexist with another person, though any of our children or grandchildren are certainly welcome to come and stay if they need to.
    Last edited by C'est Moi; 09-29-2018 at 12:12 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaminhealth View Post
    I don't get lonely as I've been alone so long, and when I have visitors I'm happy when it's over and I can go do my "thing"..whatever that is at the time
    Exactly how I feel. After my divorce after four years of marriage I did look for a 'soulmate', but never found him. I quit looking when I was 59, when I realized I was too old to adjust to living with a mate and the marriage would never work anyway. I felt such a relief after that realization and it was like I had been freed from prison, of the pressure to find that soulmate. I've never regretted my decision.

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    I think that soulmate is overused, misused...I thought I found the right one but was I mistaken. Parents hung in to the end as that's what they did back then, and many do that today. In spite of what they live with and go thru etc.

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