I always worried about my mom and dad being alone after their divorce....even with 3 kids. My mom had custody of us so she was NEVER alone, and other than work my dad was ALWAYS alone.
Alone can be many different things....Physically being alone when noone else is around. Or you can be surrounded by people, yet still feel lonely, like something is missing.
Lonlieness is a state of mind, and the mind can trap you into your own prison. So what cures lonlieness? Positive distractions, hobbies, soul serching or surrounding yourself with those that don't want you to be alone, and want to be a part of your life.
My dad spent many hours alone, I never felt it was healthy and in his case definetly not. He would start drinking and not stop until he couldn't think straight, a drunken diversion from the reality of his truth...he was alone, as he pushed so many away.
If you ask the question of anyone 40 or older about their future..."what do you fear about aging?" and I bet the answer will most likely be... "being alone"
We all want to be part of something....someone.
You can also be in someone's life, in a non communicative relationship and feel that, well, you are technically....alone.
Settling for just anyone just to have the "lonlieness" void filled will not cure lonlieness either.
Choose someone that wants to be in your life, that is a positive....rather than a negative.
Surround yourself with people that build you up...rather than tear you down. If someone wants a spot in your life...they need to earn it.
Happiness is the cure for lonlieness. And lonlieness...is a state of mind