Okay, we may be sick of that Beyonce song. But single ladies are representing. In response to the article "2 Types of Single Women", loulou writes:
I have recently broken up with my on again off again partner of 7 years. I am 44. I spent the first two weeks crying it out of my system, but now I am into week 6 and I have decided not to give into sadness, depression, feelings of low self worth. I have decided that I want to be happy, whatever that entails, whether it is with someone in the future or alone. I must admit, being single at 44 is kind of scary, but then again, it is not the worst thing that can happen to a person. There are millions of single people in the world, so it's not like I am the only person.
Being single is a chance for me to take stock. Look at who I am, and what I want out of life. It is a chance to get to know me again. It is a chance to work on myself, and become what I envisage my life to be like. So yes, I am tentatively a happy single, and I wake up every morning in my double bed, lying crosswise, and greet the day with expectation. Every day, there is the potential for something wonderful to happen, and I remember all the things that I have to be grateful for.
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Not all single people are miserable. Not all taken people are happy. Its important to realize that YOU are responsible for your own happiness. You are a wise woman loulou.