The dilemma I am a 40-year-old chronically single woman. I have had a number of short relationships, but only three lasting more than a year and my longest was three years. I was recently dumped after a few months and it has greatly impacted my self-esteem. One issue was his long stretches of non-communication (four-day periods of non-response). Having experienced childhood abandonment (which I told him about), I could not accept this. Do I have to be perfect and ask for nothing to find a partner? Are my communication needs really too much? I don’t spend all my time searching for a guy or moping at not having one. I am positive and celebrate others and their happiness. But if loneliness is my fate, how do I learn to be OK with it? I have begun planning for a life alone. I’ve bought an apartment and contributed to a retirement plan. I have accepted I will never be a mother. Yet, I am ashamed of how much the lack of a partner still saddens me. I am so scared that the last time I had sex is really the last time.
I’m 40 and chronically single. Is my unhappy childhood to blame?
antique smuggler vijay nandaantiquesmugglervijaynandaDRI purchase vijay nanda arrested artefacts in Punjabnandanandamumbainandasculpturesmuggler vijay nandasmugglervijaynandavijayvijay nandavijay nanda antique smugglervijaymumbaivijaynandavijaynandaantiquesmugglervijaynandamumbaivijaynandasculpturevijaysculpture