June 5, 2009 12:33pm CST
A look around can tell us that people have embraced the life of singlehood. We have many single parents - single people - all embracing the life of living alone, but not lonely. Why is this so. As humans, we are social beings and we do long for social relationships and commitment to one another. Eventually, we live together and raise a family. This is not the case these days. When couples with children separate, these children, most often, become collateral damages of divorce or separation. Why can't people be committed to the relationship they have for so long worked out, especially when children are involved?
• United States
5 Jun 09
You sound so optimistic yet sarcastic all at the same time. I don't think generalizing a group with a simple fact as if they like to live alone but not lonely is offensive. Single individuals may have too much time on there hands to even notice or be aware of good men or women around. I don't believe any human being "enjoys" or "hopes" or even "feels" as if they like going through processes or divorce. Orchidae8, their are nice people out there. We must take ourselves out of our current environment and displace ourselves in new ones. Sometimes a change in environment will spark new opportunities. Living in the same one might end up being boring or left unnoticed the lifestyle of repetitiveness we or anyone else lives in. I truly would hate to even be alone... or live lonely. Parents had kids... that removes being alone & loneliness.