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Single women are not my problem

Single women are not my problem

Recently, a woman I know told me about her most recent manicure experience.  While she was getting her nails done, the esthetician asked her is she had children. The woman replied, “no.” “Are you married?” “No.” “Do you have a boyfriend?” “No.” “Why no boyfriend?” “I’m new to the...

A little heartbreak

A little heartbreak

I recently had a brutally honest conversation with a single girlfriend of mine I hadn’t seen in years. We ran into each other on the street in my ‘hood, and the light conversation turned from pleasant small talk to a really deep discussion very quickly. It always hurt my feelings how she allowed our relationship to fade away even though I had tried to stay in touch. I pointed...

Do most women want ‘to put a ring on it?...

Do most women want ‘to put a ring on it?’

So this whole name game discussion – do we keep our last name when we get married or not – has me thinking about perceptions we might have of each other based on marital status. ‘Single’ and ‘married’ are defining tags for women and they each carry such weight. When I typed those words, images popped into my brain for each, most based on pop culture rather than...

Reading material

Reading material

Hey Cathleen, Have you read Committed by Elizabeth Gilbert? I’ve not read the best reviews, but every woman I know whose read it really enjoyed it. I have a gift certificate to Powells.com. I think I’ll order it and report back. I had a conversation last week with a single woman who wants nothing more than to find a husband (not the love of her life, not a partner, not even...