"Will you stay?"
"No." Meg pulled the drapes, spoke into the shadows.
"I don't hate being alone. And I need to be."
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There are a multitude of studies that tout the benefits of solitude. Here are just a few science-backed reasons for spending time alone:
Nathan had been perfectly happy catching up on his back issues of Architectural Digest. He burrowed in his office, content simply to be there with the warm paneled walls and the faded Persian carpet. Terrace doors opened onto the patio and out to the garden. It was his
refuge, with the faint scent of leather from books and the sharp light of sun through etched glass. If a man couldn't be alone in his office, he couldn't be alone anywhere.