On the other hand, whether U R economically well off or not, there is more reason for such senior couples to take care of each other's physical, emotional , sentimental needs and maintain a compatible and compassionate companionship in a spirit of "Care to Share" . Are we not aware about the mental , emotional or physical traumas and Insecurity"loneliness" can cause to the seniors, if they are left alone ? At the end of the day, the need is to "Find a "Shoulder" to cry upon. If the life partner, even if has been incompatible so far, can develope the compassion for offering a "shoulder" to each other then why go for separation?
"Counselling" " Motivation" and even "Psychiatric treatment" if needed, are the alternatives if the couples are feeling estranged. About the agony of a septuagenarian ( even if healthy)"living alone and uncared" can not be understood unless one himself or herself is in that position. So friends, "Think, before you leap"
MYSELF, HAVING STUDIED AND PRACTICED THE "SOCIOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY" and worked as a successful "Human Relations Developer " in many MNCs for 30 years; I have now decided to give a bit of my self to the society on this subject. I am ready to offer my "Free Services" for any 'advice' or "Counselling" to Elders for Abuse, personal problems or insecurities . Two days in a week, I will keep aside two hours for this purpose either at my residence in Andheri East or any nearby premises of an NGO. Interested persons, bodies or NGOs working for elders may contact me, first by email for working out arrangement, if any. My EID is firstname.lastname@example.org