# This is a graph showing 'who people spend their lives with' by age from 15 to 80 years old.

Studies have shown that 'whether or not you are healthy at the age of 80 depends on your relationships when you are in your 50s,' and who you spend time with is greatly related to your health and well-being. Esteban Ortiz-Ospina , a researcher at Oxford University, has published a graph of such 'changes in people's lives.'

Who do we spend time with across our lifetime? --Our World in Data
https://ourworldindata.org/time-with-others-lifetime

This is a graph showing 'who you spend your life with' by age. The vertical axis shows how much time you spend, the horizontal axis shows your age, and the graph shows brown 'spend alone', pink 'spend with your partner', blue 'spend with colleagues', and purple 'spend with family'. , Green means 'spend with children', red means 'spend with friends'. What is remarkable from the graph is that the time spent alone increases after 40s, the time spent with friends and family peaks in the teens and 20s, and calms down from the point over 30s, with partners The amount of time spent in the 60s and beyond increases, while the amount of time spent with colleagues decreases after the 60s.

This data comes from a questionnaire survey of American citizens. The survey spans the 10 years from 2009 to 2019, and the numbers used in the graph are averages.

The graph for people in their 30s and 50s is relatively stable, with less time spent with siblings, parents and friends, and more time spent with partners and colleagues. However, the graph changed when I was in my 50s, and when I was in my 60s, the time I spent with my colleagues decreased sharply, while the time I spent with my partner increased sharply. It is believed that this is because many people in the United States retire in their mid-60s.

The data also show that relationships are highest around the age of 40.

It makes sense to spend more time alone with age, as older people have worse health and more chances of losing friends and relatives. We also know that in the United States, nearly four out of every ten people over the age of 89 live alone.

However, Ortiz-Ospina explains that it is not always the case that elderly people living alone are lonely. Although self-reported findings, previous studies have shown that living alone cannot be a predictor of loneliness in itself. Also, in the graph, 'time spent alone' increases as you get older, but the feeling of loneliness does not increase with the passage of time. A 2019 study also shows that loneliness diminishes between the ages of 50 and 75 and then begins to increase again.

In another study, it is said that people think that they 'understood the meaning of life' most around the age of 60, and then seek out the meaning of life again.

Survey identifies age to understand 'meaning of life' --GIGAZINE

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