Op-Ed Essays and Other Articles

New York Times
Get married, get healthy? Maybe not.
May 25, 2017

 

Washington Post
Everything you think you know about single people is wrong
February 8, 2016

 

NBC News, THINK
Why we thought marriage made us healthier, and why we were wrong
October 11, 2017

 

Washington Post
I’ve been single all my life. I rarely get lonely.
February 19, 2016

 

Washington Post
“I’m better off single. You might be, too.”
September 24, 2015

 

Washington Post
Why is there shame around being a ‘relationship virgin’? I’d be proud to be one.
October 30, 2017

 

Washington Post
What do singles need more than a mate? Community.
May 18, 2016

 

Washington Post
What has changed for single Americans in the past decade?
September 20, 2016

 

Washington Post
“When raising kids, how much does a spouse matter?”
October 9, 2015

 

Washington Post
Meet the woman who created a Craigslist for single moms
November 9, 2015

 

Washington Post
I’m not going to marry myself. But I understand the appeal.
September 14, 2017

 

Washington Post
Singles have fewer benefits than married couples — but are slowly gaining more
March 16, 2016

 

Washington Post
More Americans are dining and traveling alone. Here’s why.
December 8, 2015

 

Council on Contemporary Families
Fact sheet: Unmarried and Single Americans Week, 2017
September 12, 2017

 

The Conversation
More people than ever before are single — and that’s a good thing
April 23, 2017

 

Quartz
Single workers aren’t there to pick up the slack for their married bosses and colleagues
May 25, 2017

Quartz
No, I’m not married. Why do you ask?
With Joan DelFattore
September 22, 2017

 

New York Times, “A new American experiment,” February 13, 2012

New York Times, “Sex and the Single Voter,” June 18, 2004

The Guardian, “Discrimination against single parents has vast implications for their children,” March 13, 2015

Time magazine, Forum on the stigmatizing of women who do not have kids, April 11, 2015

Quartz, “America is no longer a nation of nuclear families,” June 30, 2015

Truthout, “Do You, Married Person, Take These Unearned Privileges, For Better or For Better?”, January 14, 2015 (with Rachel Buddeberg)

Newsday, “Living Single, Seeing Double,” November 21, 2004

San Francisco Chronicle, “Single Americans Are Hardly Flying Solo,” January 14, 2007 (with Kay Trimberger)

Chronicle of Higher Education, “Make Room for Singles in Teaching and Research,” September 28, 2007 (with Rachel F. Moran and Kay Trimberger)

Forbes, “Yes, there is a single demographic,” December 22, 2008

 

[Also see these Op-ed essays and other articles on how we live now.]

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