Single Seniors - Are You Happier Being Single than Married?

hypochondriac

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Joined
Jun 27, 2019
Location
Australia
Im happily married now for 28 years. Im one of those guys who doesnt survive well on his own. I want this to continue for another 28 years but that is unlikely age and health wise. I couldn't adjust to a new partner either.
 

fancicoffee13

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Joined
May 26, 2019
Location
Texas
Are there any single seniors here that are happier than when they were married? Are you content to live alone and stay that way for the rest of your life? Those who never married, do you think that marrying someone would make you happier?

I've been married for a long time now, almost thirty nine years, and we lived together before that. I'm happy in my marriage, but if anything happened to my husband, I think I would rather be single and on my own. I doubt I'd have the desire for another serious relationship at all with another man.
I am a widow, and don't mind living alone. However, while the kids don't come around anymore, I do long for someone to share things with. So, I joined a senior group in my town, but home is still lonely. So, I met someone recently and he said he only wants to be friends, and that is great with me. He is a widower and seems to enjoy our company. We want to share things and be there for each other. Now, home is no longer lonely. He goes home and I stay in my home and I love it that way. I have seen lots of senior couples spend times together, be there for each other and mainly spend every day together but marriage is just not going to happen. Love is there and they are very happy and not alone!
 

debbie in seattle

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Joined
May 27, 2015
Location
Seattle
I am a widow, and don't mind living alone. However, while the kids don't come around anymore, I do long for someone to share things with. So, I joined a senior group in my town, but home is still lonely. So, I met someone recently and he said he only wants to be friends, and that is great with me. He is a widower and seems to enjoy our company. We want to share things and be there for each other. Now, home is no longer lonely. He goes home and I stay in my home and I love it that way. I have seen lots of senior couples spend times together, be there for each other and mainly spend every day together but marriage is just not going to happen. Love is there and they are very happy and not alone!
Great for you! My relationship is much like yours. Wonderful, isn’t it!
 

Marie5656

I'm awake. Best I can hope for.
Joined
Oct 17, 2016
Location
Rochester, NY
I am still relatively newly single. Just since end of April, this year. Before I married I was very happy being single, always hoped to have a person in my life, but though I dated, Rick came in my 40s and we were together 20 years. Married almost 18.
It is still too soon to say I am "happier" now. I think my answer will be that soon, I will be again very content with my single life. I have yet to come to terms that my marital status has changed from "married" to "Widowed".
Was my married life perfect...no, we had our bad times. But good times too. So, while my new single life may, or may not be happier, I will not spend the rest of my days wallowing in sadness over what I had. Just trying to make my new singly life a happy and productive life.
 

fancicoffee13

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Joined
May 26, 2019
Location
Texas
I am a widow, and don't mind living alone. However, while the kids don't come around anymore, I do long for someone to share things with. So, I joined a senior group in my town, but home is still lonely. So, I met someone recently and he said he only wants to be friends, and that is great with me. He is a widower and seems to enjoy our company. We want to share things and be there for each other. Now, home is no longer lonely. He goes home and I stay in my home and I love it that way. I have seen lots of senior couples spend times together, be there for each other and mainly spend every day together but marriage is just not going to happen. Love is there and they are very happy and not alone!
I was satisfied living single, but at home was boring, lonely and no one to share with. Now I have found someone and we are very happy with each other! I didn't know if I could love someone again, and kind of afraid to, but not anymore. Love after 65 is great!
 

deesierra

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Joined
Feb 23, 2015
Location
No.NV
I've been a widow for almost 16 years. I have done some dating, and even lived with a man for a year after knowing him just a few months. I thought we had a good connection but it fell apart, but I'm happy to say that we stayed friends. I enjoy my life now, just me and the dogs, doing what I want to, when I want to. BUT.....there are times when I miss male companionship, someone to go to dinner or a movie with, enjoy outdoor activities with. Would I want to be married or live with someone again? Good question. If the right man came along, I'm not sure I would even recognize that possibility, given my mind set. But never say never.
 


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