I’m 37, I Might Be Single For Ever — and I’m Happy With That by Aimée Lutkin

I’m 37, I Might Be Single For Ever — and I’m Happy With That by Aimée Lutkin

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(Link): I’m 37, I might be single for ever — and I’m happy with that

February 03 2022

In 2016, I had a minor experience at a dinner party that became a major life-changing event, like a pebble thrown into a pond sending waves lapping against the shore. I was 32 years old and I was single.

My friends, in a friendly way, asked me that night, “So, what’s going on with your love life?”

In a moment of vulnerability, I admitted nothing was going on with my love life. Nothing had been going on for quite some time.

And I was pretty sure nothing ever would get going again. I voiced my deep suspicion that I might end up being alone for ever.
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The newspaper reproduced excerpts from the article in a series of tweets. Here are a few of the tweets:


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(Link): Myths About Never Married Adults Over Age 40

(Link):  How the ‘Solo’ Movement is Rewriting Misconceptions of ‘Sad, Lonely’ Single Life

(Link): I Married Young. I Was Widowed Young. I Never Want A Long-Term Partner Again by R. Woolf

(Link):  Adult Singles Do Not Need A Marital Partner to Be Whole or Complete

(Link): Research: Being Single [or Fear of Being Single] is a Meaningful Predictor of Settling for Less in Relationships 

(Link): Single Adult Christian Pressured Into Marriage by Her Church – And Regrets It

(Link):  Getting Married Is Not an Accomplishment by N. Brooke

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(Link):  I’m in My 40s, Child-Free and Happy. Why Won’t Anyone Believe Me? By Glynnis MacNicol

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(Link): Can We Stop Saying Singleness is God’s Will? by Anonymous via Sheila Wray Gregoire

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(Link): To the Christians (especially married ones) Who Like to Instruct Single Christian Adults They Should Only Marry Other Christians, Listen Up (Re: Equally Yoked Rule)

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(Link): Do You Need a Partner to Have a Happy Life? by D. LaBier

(Link): Pat Robertson’s Incredibly Insensitive Advice to Gail the Unmarried Woman 

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