Thank, Nina, for sharing this. Your words are very supportive to me. I'm a woman who is not only middle-aged without children, but I'm also currently single, and I don't drink. Needless to say, I don't comfortably fit into many of my peer circles or societal standards. It's been an interesting, sometimes painful journey, but I wouldn't trade what I've learned about myself for anything. And, though I often find myself a lone wolf, I know there's a pack out there for me to find!