I just heard a report on the morning news that said many women are now choosing to stay single, in fact the new statistic is that 50% of women in the US are single now as opposed to 30% in the 1960’s.
This is good news — but not for the reason you may think.
It’s good because it lessons the stigma on not being married and it helps single women feel better about themselves.
When I was younger there was a great amount of pressure on me to get married. Because of that, after the age of 30, I felt like something was wrong with me.
There is nothing worse than feeling that people are looking at you with pity because you’re single, but now with the acceptance of this is a new trend, you don’t have to feel that you owe anyone an explanation for your single status.
If you’re single, you can actually relish it and not feel ashamed or embarrassed as I did.
There is nothing wrong with choosing not to marry, if that’s what you want. But if marriage is your desire, don’t give up on it. My marriage has been the biggest blessing in my life, partly because I got my strongest wish fulfilled and because it helped me become the woman I was meant to be.
It amazes me to think that if I hadn’t gotten married I would never have written my book “It’s Never Too Late To Marry” (which is a great read if I do say so myself) and I would never have been sharing with you what I’ve learned through my writing and coaching.
If marriage is your heart’s desire, there’s a reason that desire was put there…pursue it and don’t stop till it’s yours.