My biggest regret is that I didn't cherish my old, retired machine, until it was too late. Going forward, I will refrain from making trivial complaints about the new machine. I won't push the machine to do things it shouldn't do. Instead, I will appreciate all of the things it can do.
I learned a lot on my 51-year journey as a single woman. Life lessons I gleaned in the happiest of times, and in the darkest days.
In my work with hundreds of smart, successful, single women over the years, their initial question to me is usually the same: "Why am I still single?" Underneath that question is pain. Start to see the reasons you have created in your mind to keep you stuck.
Recently, more and more of my friends are getting engaged, getting married, and having kids. Actually, it's pretty much everyone. But that's not all. This whole business of engagement and marriage also paves the way for complete lifestyle changes.
"Self-Love" is a popular term that is used now, more than ever, and is thought to be something that is a prerequisite for a good life and loving relationships. But what exactly is self-love, and why is it so important?
Is it accurate to imagine that a significant portion of single, unattached women are really lonely and that loneliness is the new normal? It is tempting to want to fix our past missteps, yet experts claim that it becomes almost impossible once you hit middle age to right a past wrong turn.
You see an attractive man when you're out and about and you'd like to get him to notice you. But what do you do? Men need encouragement to know it's safe to approach you. Here are five tips certain to let him know you're interested in him.
Dating is different than it used to be, and you truly may not know what you are looking for at first. Take time to figure it all out before you get serious with someone new.
One of my best pieces of advice is to ask a question in your profile. This gives a potential date the icebreaker on how to write to you. It's simple but it works. You ask, they answer.
If I don't meet a man that is willing to show respect towards engaging in authentic interactions with me, as I am to them..... then I'm ok being single. I've done it for six years and, while it might be a slightly more lonely existence, I'd rather be alone than casually 'hang out' forever.
People assume because I'm in my late 30s and single that I picked my career over my love life. And for the most part I think they're right. I didn't intentionally choose career over love though. My career took off and I used it as an excuse to avoid love. The worst part is, I didn't realize I've been avoiding love until I was on vacation recently.
You may have read recent headlines touting marriage as the cure-all for everything from heart disease to depression, but when you look more closely at some of the research, there's a strong body that suggests staying single can also be very good for your health.
The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was a good day for America. But it also made official something I've been saying for years: America embraces every lifestyle except one -- being unmarried.
Every generation of singles seems to struggle with the same problem, asking the same question: why is it so difficult to meet someone to have a committed love relationship?
How many walk down the aisle with doubt and dread that this isn't the right person, right time, or the right reason to get married? It isn't a black or white decision as Justice Kennedy makes it out to be, that marrieds are good and singles are bad.
The language Justice Kennedy used in the majority opinion also reveals that many old stereotypes persist: "No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family," writes Kennedy.