Some people are just chronically miserable within themselves.<quoted text>
Amen! I swear, this is the main reason I won't re-marry. Most folks that I meet my age who are single, divorced, widowed are just DOWNERS and are looking for a replacement spouse or some trophy and not looking inward to find what make them happy in this life. The few I've met who aren't such downers are gems of friends, for life. These people really live interesting lives--and give from their hearts, not concerned what others think and are positive thinkers.
I don't know, seems many look for that contentment to come from someone else. Anyone can have a relationship--I've seen situations where two sick, unhappy people hang onto each other. So would have to guess what "ready for a relationship" means. Guess they prefer the security over their own fulfillment/contentment. It seems there are a lot of really shallow people out there.
I have met many guys, and believe me, when I tell you! at this stage of the game! they're looking for a nurse with a purse.
No way will I get stuck with that.
I have a happy, full life. I work, have family and friends.
I'm free to be ME!