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How to Deal with Loneliness

If you want to know how to deal with loneliness and depression, we’re here to help. After talking with 1000s of women in the community, we have developed a series of articles designed to help you find friends who share your interests. We hope you find them useful!

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness
5 years ago

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness

If you’re anything like me, your life has probably been filled with pets of all kinds. The first animal I bought for my kids was a small turtle. Over the years, my family owned gerbils, cats, dogs, birds and even a sugar-glider. Read More

Defeating Loneliness and Making Friends Requires You to Take Emotional Risks
5 years ago

Defeating Loneliness and Making Friends Requires You to Take Emotional Risks

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us have experienced our fair share of heart-break and disappointment. Some of us have gone through a divorce. Others have simply learned the hard way that not everyone can be trusted with our feelings. Is it any wonder that we are cautious about letting new people into our lives? Read More

Spending Christmas Alone – with Millions of Other Women
5 years ago

Spending Christmas Alone – with Millions of Other Women

It’s easy to feel sad and lonely if you are spending Christmas alone. I would guess that, in our 60 years of life, almost everyone has spent at least one holiday season by themselves. There are, of course, lots of reasons that this might be the case.

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Loneliness Is Not a “Normal” Part of the Aging Process (Video)
5 years ago

Loneliness Is Not a “Normal” Part of the Aging Process (Video)

Loneliness is not a normal part of the aging process, any more than sleeping poorly or losing your memory are. This was the simple message that Kory Floyd gave me when we talked today.

Do You Love Living Alone?

I do! When you live by yourself, you can get up whenever you want. You can wear your pajamas all day. You can cook whatever you want and eat your creations with whomever you choose. Read More

Dealing with Loneliness is Easiest if You Avoid These Bad Behaviors (Video)
5 years ago

Dealing with Loneliness is Easiest if You Avoid These Bad Behaviors (Video)

Many women in the Sixty and Me community are dealing with loneliness. Some older women feel like they have had isolation thrust upon them by a divorce, career change, bereavement or relocation. Others have made conscious choices that have led to a solitary life. Either way, there is no denying that loneliness is a serious issue. Read More

Why Do We Need Love and Affection After 60? (Video)
5 years ago

Why Do We Need Love and Affection After 60? (Video)

As a mom, it’s hard to miss how amazing kids are at making friends. They love to play and mix with other children. They have an insatiable desire for bonding, connecting and sharing! As we get older, the dynamic shifts. Read More

Is Loneliness Becoming More Common? How Will This Impact Our Aging Population? (Video)
5 years ago

Is Loneliness Becoming More Common? How Will This Impact Our Aging Population? (Video)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of ways that we have to communicate with each other? When we were growing up, letters and (occasionally) telephone calls were the ways that we communicated. Now, our computers are buzzing, blinking orchestras of Facebook messages, Twitter notifications, Skype calls, email messages and more! Read More

How Can Feeling Lonely All the Time Impact Healthy Aging? (Video)
5 years ago

How Can Feeling Lonely All the Time Impact Healthy Aging? (Video)

We all feel a little lonely at times. As a single woman, I often wish that I had someone to talk with and laugh with. Maybe it would be nice just to have someone to share my newly found cooking skills with.

Of course, I don’t dwell on these feelings. But, it’s clear to me that, whether we are married or single, feeling lonely from time to time is inevitable as we get a little older. Read More

You’re Not Alone! Here’s How to Deal with Loneliness After 50
5 years ago

You’re Not Alone! Here’s How to Deal with Loneliness After 50

There’s a big difference between being alone and feeling lonely. Being alone is something we have all experienced in our lives, sometimes by choice, sometimes as the result of circumstances beyond our control. “Being lonely” involves how we interpret our situation. Read More

Feeling Lonely After 60? Here’s How to Spot the Danger Signs
5 years ago

Feeling Lonely After 60? Here’s How to Spot the Danger Signs

Almost everyone feels lonely from time to time. In today’s “always on” society, it’s easy to feel alone, even when we are “connected” to hundreds of people online. This problem is especially serious for women over 60, who may be dealing with the loss of a job or other changing social circumstances.

Feeling lonely occasionally is normal, but, if your loneliness is starting to have an impact on your life, it may be time to take more aggressive steps. But, how can you tell the difference? Read More