Many middle-aged people are responsible for the care of their aging parents.Those caught in "the sandwich generation" -- squeezed between the needs of young children and those of aging parents – sometimes despair of ever having a social life again.They may have neglected their physical appearance while devoting time to family and career.They may interpret wrinkles, thinning hair, and other signs of aging as proof that they'll never attract a partner, which becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.They may spend their days rushing from work to afterschool activities and then home to help with homework.The difficulties multiply if they have children with special needs, such as developmental disabilities or chronic illnesses.Maybe they're not all successful, but the only ones guaranteed to fail are the ones who never try.
The adventurous give online dating a try, and the courageous turn to therapy to help them heal.
Sometimes people who begin dating again after the end of a long-term relationship expect to pick up where they left off.
They want to experience the excitement of a young-adult romance again, and they're disappointed when they don't find it.
Her work has been published in "American Baby," "Medical Self-Care" and "Current Health." Scheller holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Education.
Did you know that over 40 percent of Americans who are older than 45 years old, are single — even though they would rather not be?
With wrinkles, thinning hair, age spots, and a heavier weight — these are all things that can make tend to make middle-aged singles feel unattractive.