Living alone can be liberating. You can come and go as you please, decorate with your favorite colors, and relax in your pajamas until noon without being criticized. However, living alone can also have its pitfalls, including concerns about security and feeling lonely. If you feel uneasy about living alone, here are several simple steps you can take to help make your abode more secure, boost your comfort level, and enjoy your freedom to its fullest.

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