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April 4, 2020

At 25, I joined a club I never wanted to be part of: the young widows' club. After nine short, perfect months of being married to the man of my dreams, he passed away in a tragic accident on our farm. It's been more than a year now and I'm still struggling, but I'm ver...

March 29, 2020

“During the past half century, our species has embarked on a remarkable social experiment. For the first time in human history, great numbers of people – at all ages, in all places, of every political persuasion – have begun settling down as singletons.”

That’s wha...

March 22, 2020

Fear of being alone (FOBA) may end up in life-changing mistakes and we must recognize it and fight its consequences. As cynical as it appears to use another person to assuage our fears, for many people, it is a major reason to find a partner and marry.

A resea...

March 13, 2020

There can be a tendency to (falsely) assume that people who aren’t in romantic relationships are “incomplete,” or that they’re lying when they say they’re happy being single.

Some people do want to be in a relationship, but we do single people a disservice when we...

March 8, 2020

Marriage over the past few decades has been associated with many benefits, including improved happiness and wellbeing, reduced levels of depression, reduced levels of substance abuse and violence, improved health, and increased longevity. Married individuals also tend...

February 29, 2020

An increasing number of people around the world are opting to go solo. The number of American men and women who have never been married, are divorced or living alone has been on an upward trend for several years, according to the US Census Bureau.

Despite the fact marri...

February 23, 2020

Most people know better than to ask why I am single, as if there is something wrong with that. There is, though, a different question that people wonder about when they learn that I am single — what do I do with my time?

I can do better than to tell you just about me. T...

February 16, 2020

Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In t...

February 1, 2020

Saving for retirement is hard to do, regardless of your relationship status. But if you're single, you may have a harder time socking funds away for the future.

After all, being single means not having a partner to share expenses with. Because of this you're forced to f...

January 16, 2020

Our lives are created by the decisions we make, and the quality of those decisions determines the quality of lives we live. So many of us go looking for the love we never had growing up that we end up in conditional relationships. We attract the wrong partner when we a...

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