All the Single Ladies | Book by Rebecca Traister | Official Publisher Page | Simon & SchusterIn , award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started All the Single Ladies about the twenty-first century phenomenon of the American single woman. It was the year the proportion of American women who were married dropped below fifty percent; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained between twenty and twenty-two years old for nearly a century — , had risen dramatically to twenty-seven. But over the course of her vast research and more than a hundred interviews with academics and social scientists and prominent single women, Traister discovered a startling truth: the phenomenon of the single woman in America is not a new one. And historically, when women were given options beyond early heterosexual marriage, the results were massive social change—temperance, abolition, secondary education, and more. Today, only twenty percent of Americans are married by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!
Single & Hating It: I'm Done With The Lies
From Single and Hating It to Single and Loving It - eBook
When did being single become some sort of disease that everyone wants to get rid of? Why does everyone think that being in a relationship or married is superior to being alone? Those are some questions you might want to think about. Our culture places such an emphasis on being part of a couple that it makes single people feel like lepers sometimes. But I want to challenge you to reframe being alone. It's all about your attitude.
It seems like whenever a newly-divorced celebrity gives an interview, she follows the same script. So last year when Angelina Jolie told the Sunday Telegraph that she hates being single, it was a breath of fresh air. Also like her, I initiated the split from my husband. And now we have something else in common: we prefer to be part of a couple. I remember a Halloween when my husband and I were first dating: I stayed up late sewing a costume for him to wear to a party; he was an angel to my devil. I thought it was cute because he was the one more likely to be seen as devilish — the goateed artist and longtime bachelor, dating a cute blonde college student 17 years his junior.
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Once a week, I grab sushi takeout: green dragon roll, spicy salmon roll, miso soup. Are you thinking, Listen to this sad-sack bitch. I have a job that pays me to watch TV and talk about movies and interview celebrities. I have a social life packed with besties and beloved co-workers. I go on dates. I am aware that, at 32, my eggs are jettisoning out of my dusty uterus at an alarming rate. Despite all this, I am a perennially single bitch PSB , i.