These words describe the journey I've been on since my divorce. These words aren't just for a new year, but for a new me. The divorced me. The single me. The independent me working on a new life chapter.
I've had many a great Valentine's and New Year's night alone. I was completely content to eat what I wanted to eat, watch what I wanted to watch and enjoy my own company on December 31st, February 14th or any other day of the year.
Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a day of painful reminders. Whether you are single, married, engaged, or have just gone through a breakup or divorce it is possible to have a love-filled Valentine's Day filled with joy and happiness.
Despite our efforts -- the selecting of nice clothes, the telling of (what we think are) amusing stories -- sometimes our performance falls flat, and we sit across from a silent, mirthless audience of one, signaling the waiter for the check.
Goodness me, it's not easy finding a positive representation of single people in movies and literature. The message seems to be that being single will eventually turn you mad. Thankfully, those fractured souls are nothing like my single friends, some of whom have never had a relationship.
There are many circumstances where breaking up can be a good thing for both people involved, but there are also many bad excuses that can lead to a breakup. Make sure you consider your situation carefully, and avoid breaking up for these 10 reasons.
Along with those vows to go to the gym and read more books, it's also useful to think about the parts of you that don't need improvement. In that spirit, I'd like to suggest three New Year's resolutions that most singles can skip.
Singles are often grilled about their personal lives in a way their married relations rarely are. When was the last time your sister and brother-in-law were asked to defend their "married lifestyle" to a table of 12?