Monthly Archives: December 2015

Every felt like a ‘third wheel’?

In a society where the pressure to pair off is relentless, where do single women fit in? Or do they? Are there social events that they’re deliberately left out of, because they are not part of a couple? In talking … Continue reading

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When you don’t have the Mommy gene

One of the common themes that’s emerged among the always single* women that I’ve talked to for my book-in-progress, “The New Old Maid,” is that many of them had no desire to have children. “I never wanted kids,” said Celia. … Continue reading

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Friends – Who Needs ‘Em?

I do, for one. Although I’m perfectly content spending time by myself, I really need my friends, who run the gamut from married, divorced, never-married and getting-ready-to-be-married. We go to plays and movies together; talk, talk, talk (gathering opinions, offering advice, … Continue reading

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Beating ourselves up

“I’m mad so many smart, professionally successful, delightful women beat up on themselves because…they aren’t married or haven’t stayed married or haven’t remarried.” Dr. Karen Lewis, a family therapist, told me what I already knew: that many women blame themselves … Continue reading

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