Will I Grow Old Alone?

‘This fear is common for both sexes but perhaps more potent for women since, historically, we live longer and many men tend to gravitate toward younger partners, giving them a wider pool from which to choose. However, when panic steers our decision-making, warns integrative psychiatrist Tracy Latz, MD, MS, “We make reactive choices that we would not likely make if we were living [in] a place of love and compassion for ourselves.” The co-author of Shift: 12 Keys to Shift Your Life continues, “We grab at the first opportunity for partnership because of constant faulty thoughts such as ‘What if nothing better comes along?’; ‘Beggars can’t be choosers’; and ‘Any warm body is better than nobody.'”’