Margaret writes, “I have a great family with a loving husband and kids. I have money in the bank and a good retirement program. I am also fairly close to my extended family but I still have this nagging fear of being alone. What can I do?”
You are not the only one to feel this way; a lot of people have this fear or discomfort about loneliness. Fortunately, good people like you will never be alone because as you said you like most people and love your friends and family. So stop worrying about it. Think of life as a journey in which people around you are fellow passengers. Everyone is going somewhere and it is best to enjoy their company while it lasts. That applies to family members, friends, and lovers. If you are warm and loving, as some people leave, others will take their place. The right attitude is to enjoy company of someone while it lasts, not grieve when it ends, and move on to find new ones when the old ones end.