I haven't been widowed very long, 4 years, but I have had the option to marry again twice. Once almost did happen. I decided to not marry and stay friends only because of money, and my ways went against his ways. I am satisfied to live alone and go places like friends houses and play cards, go to church events, and the sort. I have many, many friends and am very active. I just cannot live together and do the married thing outside of marriage. The same issues come up even inside of marriage. If I don't want to be alone, I go to a senior center, volunteer, line dance, serve at my church, etc. And when I am sick, I have people that check on me, call me. So, I just don't want the caregiver title anymore. Lots of hard work, stress, and I don't need that in my later years. Plus, if I want to go on a trip, or anything, no one to consider but myself.