Originally Posted by Anon La Ply
Maybe so but I'd never lived alone until around the turn of the century. I finally decided "sod this!" and I haven't looked back since :)
I think there's a lot of nonsense in the media that gives the impression that if we aren't in other people's bloody pockets every minute of the day that we'll be unhappy and unhealthy and and poorer and die early etc. Solitude is underrated IMO.
I agree. But as a childless by choice woman, society tends to want to feel sorry for me...who will look after you when you get old they say? Ugh! I love my me time and have to have some every day. I would rather be alone and happy then have kids I don't want and be miserable. I'm that person who enjoys traveling on her own, eating by myself in restaurants and being able o do what I want. The boyfriend sometimes gets frustrated when I ask for alone time but he's pretty understanding. People can be very overrated at times :)