Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
I want women to know to just freeze their eggs if they want to. And for younger women, take a minute when you're in your 20's or 30's and just freeze them if you think having kids later in life is important to you. Because life happens - and sometimes things you think will line up, don't.
I hung out with a couple of people but there was no one serious in my life until I was 28. I met a guy who made me consider dating him exclusively. The problem was I was out practice and I was getting sicker, it seemed like, every month.
Couples going apple picking, on hayrides, carving pumpkins. I mean c'mon! Don't let these cutesy autumn-date photos bombarding your newsfeed put you in the dumps. Being single in the Fall is actually the best, and here's why.
You really can't screw this up. If he's right guy for you, he's going to like you despite--maybe even because of--your quirks and flaws. And if he's not the right guy, nothing you can do will change that.
I took this photo for you. I know one day you would like to see me happily married. As you know, I always had to do things a little differently. Some of us work on a different time line. You found your best friend around the age of 50. Maybe I take after you?
Melanie Martinez released her debut album, Cry Baby, on August 14th, and it's already topping the charts. With the #1 spot on the Alternative Albums Chart and #4 on the iTunes albums chart, no tears shall be shed anytime soon!
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.
I am nine months into marriage and already have regrets. I do not regret my choice of partner, or our choice to get married, but do regret who I was prior to marriage and what I did (or didn't do) when I was single.
As an observer, participant and writer who focuses on the evolving relationships model, I'm more interested in what Tessier's readers have to say, though I am behind Tessier every step of the way. Why are people so threatened by alternative models when it comes to relationships?
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.
I don't want someone I "won't be able to imagine my life without." I don't want someone to "have my whole heart." I don't want someone to be "my whole world," or "my rock," or "my better half." I don't want somebody who can understand me better than I can understand myself.
I'm not saying you shouldn't have a relationship with your parents. I think our relationship with our parents is extremely important. However, you need to shift the way you connect with them so the connection becomes adult-to-adult, versus child-to-parent.
One half of all of your relationships will always consist of you, and you are the only person that you know for sure will be a part of your love life for ever. Making sure that you know and like yourself is the foundation of your love life, and will make everything else a lot easier.