[Bella’s intro: In my last post, I gave a name to the series that has actually been ongoing for some time: Perspectives on Single Life. The first entry posted specifically under that name is from Maya Bernadett. She takes on the pressure to just settle, a topic that, unfortunately, continues to be timely. There are a number of lines from this essay that I especially appreciate, but I think my favorite is the very last one. No cheating – don’t skip ahead to the end! Thanks, Maya, for sharing your essay with the readers of “All Things Single (and More).”]
Sorry to have been away from this blog for a while. I finally found someone who can deal with the various glitches here and make the whole site (not just the blog) work more efficiently. That’s what’s been happening in my absence. I hope you enjoy the new experience.
A reader sent me this story (below) and agreed to let me share it with you as long as I omitted identifying information. Any suggestions?
“He’s all puppies and rainbows.” “She’s so so nice!” “He’s a reasonable person.” It is getting to be a pattern. When someone is called out for practicing singlism, someone else rushes to their defense, and the argument is something like, “But she’s such a nice person!”
A local paper published an interview of a woman whose online company has become very successful. She runs the company with her husband. Asked if she keeps her private time with her husband private, after spending all day at work with him, she said no. Then she added this:
A reporter from the Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail, is doing a story on singlism and would love to have some Canadian voices. Are you a Canadian — or do you know of any Canadians — available to talk to the reporter about singlism? I don’t know the specific questions but I’d guess they may be about your experiences of singlism or your perspective on why singlism matters.
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