Social Connections are one of the top 10 Life Domains to plan for. Friends are most significant for people who live alone. They are the lifeblood for aging well. In this video, you're asked 5 questions to quickly assess your level of satisfaction for the domain. Knowing where you stand with each gives you a template of what needs attention and modification.
SOLO AND SMART, The Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future, offers a full assessment of the top 10. You are asked 25 questions for each. Check out the book, SOLO AND SMART, The Roadmap for a Supportive and Secure Future.
Today, 35.7 million Americans live alone, 28% of households. That is up from 13% of households in 1960 and 23% in 1980, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Delayed or forgone marriage, longer life expectancy, urbanization and wealth have contributed, demographers say.
Few suggestions for getting along well when living alone and far from family: