The Art of Being Single by E. Bernstein
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After Katie Tomaszewski divorced at the age of 28, she felt ashamed to be alone.
So she did what she thought a single person should do: She over-dated, over-worked and over-socialized, inviting friends over for dinner nearly every night because she was afraid of being lonely.
“It was constant socializing and constant distraction,” says Ms. Tomaszewski, now a 36-year-old Pilates instructor in Chicago. “I became desperate and depressed, looking for someone—anyone—to save me from being alone.”
Yes, it can be tough to be single. But a new study published this past December in the Journals of Gerontology offers hope for those who are struggling.
Singles today are more satisfied with their lives than singles in the past, the study found.