To get a view into the male mind after 60, I sat down with dating coach, Lisa Copeland for a quick chat.Lisa Copeland is a fabulous woman, with a passion for helping women to find quality men.On the mental health front, loneliness puts us at risk for depression and anxiety and causes us to distort our perceptions such that we view ourselves, our lives, and our relationships more negatively—which in turn, influences our behavior in damaging ways.How Loneliness Impacts Our Relationships Loneliness distorts how we see other people and makes us devalue our relationships.
Do you think that the feminist movement disrupted our ability to express our feminine side?
Being married offers no protection from the dangers of loneliness: Studies indicate that roughly 20% of the general population suffers from chronic loneliness at any given time, and in one recent study of older adults, 62.5% of people who reported being lonely were married and living with their partner.
How Loneliness Impacts Our Physical and Mental Health We typically don’t conceive of loneliness as a condition that requires urgent intervention, but perhaps we should.
Of course, they don’t have our experience, or our battle scars for that matter, but, this is beside the point. Or, you may decide that she is right, but, that finding a partner is just not worth the trouble.
Lisa argues that, if we can connect with our feminine side, we can find a quality man, regardless of who we are competing with. But, I promise you that her opinions come from interactions with 100s of older women, just like you.
To improve the quality of our relationship, we have to strengthen these muscles.