Celebrate National Singles Week!


There are now so many single people that we have our own week. Celebrate with us!

“[W]hat it does bring home to us is that we can no longer pretend that marriage is the central organizing principle of society?”
- Historian Stephanie Coontz

There’s been a rash of studies and news articles lately on the declining marriage rate and the subsequent rise in single people.  Two that I’ve seen a lot of include:
▪ NPR - When It Comes To Marriage, Many More Say ‘I Don’t’
▪ The Pew Research Institute – Barely Half of U.S. Adults Are Married; A Record Low

Looks like the rest of the country is finally starting to figure out what I’ve known for a long time: not only is being single not bad, it  can be pretty good.

In 1960, 72% of all adults ages 18 and older were married; today, just 51% are. While many of those who are not married used to be –they’re divorced or widowed– 28% have never been married, which is almost twice as many as in 1960. Something’s happening.
When I first started writing my book, The Spinsterlicious Life, people would look puzzled when I would say “it’s about being happily single.”  Now, just a short year later, that same conversation often ends with “that’s great” or, at least, “that’s interesting”; but I don’t get “huh?” as much anymore.

But this whole marriage-no marriage conversation is not a simple one. Read more: http://eleanorewells.com/news-flash-its-national-singles-week-and-being-...


Expert advice

Save your breath because you only need two words to make him commit.
Are you REALLY thinking about their happiness?
If you keep finding yourself in heartbreaking, dead end relationships, listen up.
It seems like you can't do anything right.