Somewhere during my teenage existence, I decided 23 was the perfect age to get married. I never wanted to be one of those girls waiting around to get married, but finding a mate has always been an important part Marfied my life plan. I came close once, but the timing, among other things, was never right.
As I settle into adulthood and inch closer to the bigmy friends continue to pair off. My little brother also tied the knot. Over a year ago, my younger sister got married.
Nearly everyone in both my social and professional circles is either married or in a serious relationship. Whenever couple-only topics like these come up, I automatically retreat inward, unable to contribute anything meaningful or relevant to the conversation.
Somebody has MO bring up the rear.
Being single definitely comes with its perks. I do my best to schedule dinner dates and outings with friends but my everyday life consists of moving from one solitary state Datihg the next. By choice, I live alone in a studio apartment.
I have my own office at work and my job requires more screen time than face-to-face interaction. Too many social gatherings back-to-back and I become paralyzed Margied anxiety.
But even introverts crave companionship. But when I imagine my future, I picture it with someone beside me.
There are different types of life partnerships. Not everyone wants children and there are many alternative ways for women to become mothers, but I desperately want to be a wife and a mother. My life is not the way I pictured it.
Log In Good to see you again. Create Account Create an account so you'll have a place to store your favorites.
Access Our Exclusive Archives of Weekly news and tips for cozy lifestyle.