At times and I like to be alone; especially if there is a beautiful lake in the area such as with this holiday. But I also really appreciate the presence of friends. With my partner, who is much more extravert, I discussed the difference between loneliness and solitude. Loneliness is involuntary; for solitude you can choose. Some clients I do encourage to seek solitude, so that space is created for themselves.

I read
Particle’s recent article on #loneliness in Australia.

Apparently it is mainly women, around the age of 17 (and that is congruent with research among students) and women over 65 years of age who suffer from loneliness.

I wonder what makes women of my age suffer from loneliness.
Is it because they are (almost) retiring?

What do you think?