What Is Good About Being Single After 50?

Lifestyle & Health

June 12, 2019 12:09 By Fabiosa

Nowadays, it is a common experience to adhere to the cult of youth in our modern society. Women are trying hard to look young, slender, and beautiful. But it turns out there is something more. When youth seems to be gone for some women, they are filled with melancholy and sadness. But there is no way to feel frustrated as life is just beginning after 50! Even if you don’t have a husband, and the children have grown up and left your home, you can still be happy. And we'll show how you can do it!

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Life after 50 is just beginning

You can be single and still live happily. The main thing is to be able to enjoy it. Here is an excellent example of a woman who shared her experience:

I had a good 36-year-marriage, became a widow nine years ago, and am very happy to live alone now. I don’t even date. I’m 71. I went straight from my parents’ house to an apartment with my husband, so I never had a chance to live alone until now. I wasn’t sure how I would like it, and am quite surprised that I’ve done as well as I have. I couldn’t do it without doing volunteer work, seeing friends occasionally, telephoning family members, and seeing family members at least once a year.

People often feel sad not because they live alone, but because they are bored.

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Women without husbands and children are happier

If you didn’t have a husband and children, don’t be sad. Behaviorist Paul Dolan claims that unmarried women without children are the happiest subgroup of the population. He claims that they are more likely to live longer than their peers who married and gave birth to a child.

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How to enjoy your solitude

If you are 50 and you are single, this is no reason to despair. Live for your pleasure!

  1. It is better to be alone than with just anyone.
  2. Appreciate every moment.
  3. Take part in creativity.
  4. Come up with plans for the future and implement them.
  5. Engage in volunteering.

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Even if you are alone and enjoy it, it is equally important not to limit yourself from society. Meet with your friends, call distant relatives, talk to that woman in the bakery. Smile and just be happy!


The material in this article is for informational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a certified specialist.