What we shared in common was we both had clearly defined objectives—she wanted not only a husband but also a father for her children.I wanted a wife, but also wanted to raise children.is committed to helping people deal with their grief by encouraging them to write to their deceased loved ones as a form of self-therapy.
I'd been my husband George's caregiver as he'd succumbed to cancer. If you'd asked me then, I would have said that I'm fifty, I have 32 years of memories, I'm not interested in sex. I thought I might get a cat, once I was ready to take care of anything again.
What I got instead was an unlikely best friend who'd helped me look after George.
New research by psychologists confirms that many of us are prepared to 'settle for less' because it 'beats being alone'.
The University of Toronto scientists found the stigma of being single is very powerful, especially in our later years.
I do not condemn my mother's decision, particularly as her generation believed there was a shame in not having a man.