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Anne Marie Brummer. August 4, 24, 0. Dating , Life. Unfortunately, my favorite part of weddings — dancing — has become a dreadful reminder of my singleness as I approach Now, I find myself grabbing multiple cups of water and frequently using the restroom just to pass the time and escape being the third wheel on the dance floor —or even worse, the object of pity as I sit awkwardly on the side. Living the vocation of singlehood is a beautiful thing.

But sometimes it does feel like it……. Thank you thank you thank you ……. I often think about how long this single and childless train will last. I hate going to dinner with my friends and their husbands and being the 3rd,5th or 7th wheel. Thanks for the post. I needed to read it! Thanks for sharing what you are going through as well as your thoughts. Basically taking the words right out of my mouth and several other peoples mouths.

When do you ever stop looking for that butterfly in your stomach, wearing the biggest smile ever, the kiss, the passion, when? Thank u Mandy for sharing your truth! Your words means sooo much! Sometimes when you see, what seems like everyone, in relationship you feel like something is wrong with you. Like you aaid we arent alone. It definitely is hard being single, but thank u for writing what we feel!

Mandy, you are absolutely incredible. You have inspired girls of all different ages. I have told SO many girls about your book who needed to read it, and it has brought light to so many. You are incredibly fabulous, and your identity only becomes more and more beautiful. Sending you lots of love. I needed to hear this. Thanks for sharing the truth. Even if its ugly.

Thank you so much for sharing this Mandy. I was with the same guy since my junior year in high school. We were engaged for 3 years and were renting a house together. Finally we were receiving help to get married and have a wedding to where my whole family and his could come. Our relationship had been an on and off one he had done the breaking up and the crawling back and I would foolishly take him back but this time I was done.

I proceeded to not care about my self worth and dove into a series of unfortunate relationships in which more than my heart was compromised. I still feel unlovable, dirty because of my past, and unworthy. I take it a day at a time and try to believe in the truths that Jesus loves me despite my flaws and failures. Mandy, I loved your writing before, but I believe I love this even more. I married someone two days before turning 31 that I never should have because I was lonely.

I tried to make it work for 13 years, but I finally ended it. Now, I have been single again for 4 years. It is very difficult in the dating world and trying to meet men world. I think you expressed how all we single women feel! Can you lose hope without losing faith? I used to want to love and be loved, I have been told what a great person I am how lucky the man in my would be to be with me but no one has ever stayed, well actually I have never stayed.

How to handle being 30, single and feeling behind in life (ft. Dr Angela)

Then ask myself what am I giving off? I am faced with people telling me that my standards are too high, that I have high expectations and wanting a good man is a fairytale. I am well aware of the imperfections of man, myself included, I would never ask anything of someone I am not willing to put on the table so how can I be deemed unreasonable and fantastical??

I too will think good of people until they show me otherwise because I believe everyone deserves a fair chance. I am constantly working on myself, trying to gain perspective from the outside in and from the inside out, so I become a person I would like to date.

I love the people who are here for me to love, my family and my friends. Thank you Mandy for always being a beacon of light and sharing your heart and soul with the world to bind us and remind us we are all doing the best we can.

Thank you for this! It seems every weekend someone I know is getting married and it is so hard. It is so helpful to know I am not alone. Thank you again. So much of what you wrote today are word for word on pages of my journal. The worst part of singleness is the shame thrown on you by society and the inability to bring the fear, loneliness, self-doubt, insecurities, anger, and sadness to light.

It is only by being honest about those feelings, talking about those feelings, sharing those feelings, and praying over those feelings do they begin to lose their power. Thank you for being brave enough to share on such a large platform. Those words needed to be said. Those words will empower.

I thank you for your honesty. It is very much appreciated. Certainly taking the mask off. This includes church folks and family members. So tired of this question. Mandy, I can positively relate to your article. I wish I knew so I can correct it. Thank you for informing me that I am not alone. You nailed it! No thigh gap here either. Thank you for being so vulnerable.

Thank you for sharing. It truly was a blessing to read! Thanks for sharing this with us Mandy, I really need it. Thank you for this post Mandy. Yes…we are definitely not alone. I think we all have those thoughts.

I know personally, I have 2 or 3 different speakers in my mind telling me things. One says…be patient. One says all those negative things about not being good enough, meant to be alone, defective, etc. I prefer to listen to the first voice. I was married for 13 years, so even though I had that, it was not love. It was verbally abusive. I did have children, which is such a blessing. I have worked on myself for so long and am so ready for a happy, healthy relationship.

The one who fits and stays in our lives….? Thank you so much for your blatant honest Mandy. Thank you for putting it into words.

So caught up in my own loneliness and past mistakes and experiences I tend to think its only happened to me. I will definitely be checking out your blog from here on out. You open my soul and spoke my truth.

How will you make a living? Do you have a plan for that? Why in do women still need a man to validate or make them feel pretty? After being married for almost twenty years I enjoy my life to the fullest. It so refreshing to have no one to report to, no one to share with to just be selfish with me in a good way. I have discovered that what most women crave is a fantasy, some really crave sex, whilst some crave companionship but the best company that anyone can have and enjoy is there own.

The first step to enjoying singleness is acceptance and being ok with it. I actually make myself blush when I look at my reflection. I felt the way you guys do when I was married lol. I needed to hear that! I am trying to better myself and I do each day and accept myself a little more. Of corse it helps to better yourself bc it makes acceptance a lil easier. Baby steps. Thank you for this. Made some very bad choices and decisions that have effected not only my life but my kids as well.

They are young adults now but I can see the damage if caused them in my decision making. Single life is just what I feel I deserve my fears and insecurity is overwhelming majority of the time.

Thank you Mandy for allowing others to see and fully understand your pain. I stayed strong and walked away eventhough it felt like dying. And, yes, I am embracing the lonliness and processing …… I am scared. Hi Mandy! I hope and pray you could read this, honestly this day you crossed on my mind. And when I tried to type in the SW website. Thank you for sharing this blog. Here:s the ugly truth about me : I wanted to loose 7kg for 45kg so that I can wear bikinis to impress my boy-friends, girl friends and other people.

And when I achieve all of those mentioned above. I confessed all of these to the presence of God and you. Because now I feel that it is selfish for me to think of myself and my dreams. Being single is not hard. Being married is hard. I have been single for the last 5 years I am 40 and I honestly think these have been the best 5 years of my life.

Is it easy? Is it scary? Yes sometimes. It just comes with a different set of worries. I have been on both sides. Because your life has been what it is, you are a successful and powerful woman. Your voice is heard by countless amazing women and they look to you for words of wisdom. So own it and love it for as long as this is your life. But know that it is hard…much harder than the single life.

No one will love you more than you should and hopefully do love yourself. This has really helped me bring all my fears of being single to the surface. In the beginning I was cool with no lables and no categories, no expectations. This blog really resignate with me and has struck a big emotional cord in my heart. Thank you for sharing the real raw ugly emotions of being single.

Thank you so much for your honesty and for truly making me feel that I am not alone. I appreciate your bravery in sharing your feelings. I am so happy that a stumbled onto your blog. The last month I have been struggling more than usual about my loneliness and desire to have a man in my life. It has been pounded in my head over and over that my desire to have a man is so unhealthy and that God is all I need.

I miss being hugged and loved on. I praying and asking God to give me patience in waiting for my Prince Charming. Blatantly honest…a rare quality today. At a few years older than you, and while still raising a young son, I find myself in exactly the same situation.

Then I realized that it was way more than that. Thank you for the inspiration, and I hope one day this norm will just vanish in vain. Thanks for the article. I got divorced two years ago, it was a toxic relationship and he came out as transgender. Found that out through Facebookit was safe to say that I had pretty much given up hope after that. Your article basically opened my eyes to the real truth of why I struggled with my self esteem for all these years and I thank you for that.

Love is painful and pleasurable. It looks beyond the physical to the soul. To love and be loved for who you were created to be not just a lie or concept of who or what you should be. I am 36 and looking singledom in in the face again.

There has to be something wrong with me to make men treat me this way. I must be broken. Thank you thank you thank you! After awhile my esteem was under attack. Thank you for being brave, strong and vulnerable by sharing your true feelings with all of us out there who may or may not be in the same boat as you. Almost all of my cousins are married and most have kids. I want to share the love in my heart with someone who wants to do the same with me. I feel like I deserve that when I have so much to give and offer.

Why would God not want to bless someone with what I have to offer, and bless me with someone who feels the same way?

29 year old woman single

And I want to believe and trust that is true, but still single and no kids or marriage at the age of 39 really has me questioning things. I will continue to pray, not only for myself, but for every woman out there who struggles with being lonely and single. Thank you for writing this. I just turned 36 and have been single for the past 10 years.

Still stuck on my high school sweetheart who has married and have kids. When your eighteen or even twenty-one you think you have your whole life ahead of you.

It's times like this that the cross of being 29 and still single is one I have to pick up and carry. Just this year, I discovered that I love to play basketball. As a single woman, I have the opportunity to fully invest in myself and. Thoughts From a 29 Year Old Single Woman. Another birthday has come and gone, but what makes this birthday unique, you ask? The fact that. One woman was an uber-confident year-old who channeled Taylor Swift's style and eyewear, and boasted about the dozens of dates she.

You think you have all the time in the world to get it right for everything to fall into place. You have to LOVE yourself enough and try to live life to the fullest everyday.

Let go of the past and embrace the uncertain future. That is okay. I just never thought I would still be saying this same speech in my mid to late 30s. I just get sad on some days at seeing what others have and longing for the feel of what having a family feels like, even with all the fights and ugliness. I mean, for the most part, I do. I am very much a person that enjoys some part of everyday, but it is just hard to accept that this is my life right now. I never would have thought I would still be single at 38, living in an apt because I cannot afford a house on my own just yet.

It is so hard to go through holidays alone and to want so much to go on a trip with a significant other, but know that it is not going to happen. I am tired of putting up a happy face front so others are comfortable around me. To me, being single SUX.

But, being in an unhappy, toxic relationship is far worse. I at least have my beautiful dog, Sadie Jane. I am grateful that I came across this blog where I can be honest and say what I am feeling without judgment of the people who have what I long for so much.

Thank you. Ever since I was 16 boys always made me feel like they can do better than me and I ways lady to other females. Now that 24 going 25 and men still make me feel the same way. I had one real boyfriend and he treated me horrible for 3 years. I been single since the break up. He makes everyone feel special but me.

My friends are married with kids so I barely have anyone to go out with. I have been feeling really down. I have been cheated on in the past and the great love of my life said he never wanted children or marriage I finally left him alone we would break up and get back together and as much as l loved and wanted him I could not endure anther break up after seven years. I have sad ever day since and my other two serious relationships one left me and married the women he left me for the other was also never get married and he is also married.

Even though it hurts so bad I have to believe that God has someone for me that will not cheat on me or be controlling and verbally abusive. I also have no kids am an only child have no nieces or nephews. I feel really out of touch with others because most people have all these things thanks for letting me vent my frustrations. But I am alone. I literally have no friends and have no idea where to even begin to make any.

I feel …. This seriously made me feel not so alone in my singlehood. I think we all have flaws. And a real person with real interest in someone will look to help each other see its only what they see themselves in regards to flaws. Real people see flaws in each other and if they can deal with them, they will love each along side them.

Two exes call me and I hooked back up with them hoping to be involved in a healthy relationship but instead I got a phone call from the both of them with the girls saying they will not be calling me again. I needed this today. So any update from the people commented in or from the blogger herself?

I would love to know what you guys have been up to? Are any of you happier now? Enjoying life after spending time alone? Or did you managed to really stay single for almost a year? Did you really allow your time to heal and date yourself or have you dated anyone?

Or now in a relationship? Or maybe hurt again? Have you moved on? How was it? Any achievements? Thank you! I am so sick of People saying you dont need a man! Sick of hearing you need too love you before you can love any one else! We all want to be loved! I LOVE my self! BUT I feel bad for my self! I have lost the love of my life ,Been cheated on…over looked …and criticized…. I am jealous…. My fear is never finding the right partner,never having another baby and in a way completin my family.

I have one son but I always wanted him to have his own sibeing to grow up with. No boyfriend throughout high school. Married at 19 to a guy I knew only 5 month. Divorced 9 years later at At first I relished singlehood and independence. Likelihood of marriage at my age is very slim. Irritating to say the least. Widowed 10 years ago and it was like you read my mind and heart.

I have all those same feelings every day. I was married at 18 had my 1st child 5 months later and second child in the same yr I then had my 3Rd 2yrs later and my last 3yrs later, in them yrs my husband had two affairs resulting in 2 children, I tried to divorce him on adultery but he wudnt be honest,so I let him divorce me on unreasonable behaviour I just wanted out, I then married again a few yrs later I knew he liked a drink but not to the extent.

Im 48 and I have vowed to stay single till the day I take my last breath. Sorry but been thro hell over 30yrs and too much hurt,heartache and my wall is back up. But the loneliness is annoying.

Thank you for this, made me smile. Oh my word, girl. You are exactly what I longed for forever. There are gentle, caring men out here who want to know what you need. And want to fulfill those needs, and want someone to cherish. After being taken for granted for 25 years, I almost gave up, too. But after 5 years of looking, and hopng against hope, I found her six years ago. I cannot put into words how happy we are together.

God listens to your anguish, and God will deliver. And I am no fundamentalist Bible-thumper. Those people put me off. And then it will only make sense in retrospect. It has been A very hard life! And my loneliness and depression has caused a lifetime of alcohol and drug addiction!

It is the only way I can make thru this ugly life of mine! I thought I was the only one That God has forgotten about! Bad Things have always happen in my life!

I will be glad when my life is over! Thank you for writing this and NOT pretending that everything is cheeky and wonderful. After all, isnt that kind of fakeness what keeps many out of the Church? Im My husband left me and according to stae marriage laws, it takea two to marry but one to divorce you and I have no legal right to stay married. What a crock.

It has devastated my, destoryed my life. I have no Biblical right to ever remarry and have no children so I know my cross is to bear these things.

I pray everyday my husband will come home and for his salvation. Its so messed up. I struggle every single day and cannot tell you how horribly dreams and lives are broken through divorce.

Singlehood sucks. I so needed this thank you for your comments.

Women Told Us What It’s Really Like To Be 30 And Single

I have also started to feel very disheartened…. It hurts, it is hard! I just know they feel my sadness sometimes and I wish they didnt! First of all, i like your writing style. And i just read that beautiful, heartfelt story…i am like you. But i am just younger, And i never remember my being beautiful. But he was too for me.

Another man I loved for ten long years sat in my apartment not so long of my being to be one of those self-assured, confident, bold women of God .. I am 29 years old now and still single except I'm using this time to work. She got married at 29, after she wasted 5 years at home, where she could . What advice would you give to a 24 year old woman who is single. I am on the brink of turning 29, a year closer to the dirty Just when you think you've accomplished certain career goals in life and are looking forward to the.

Anyway i am sorry i have no self respect or self esteem or etc. What would you do? For example when i have my hair cut, i cannot look at the mirror. Maybe i should commit suicide.

Sucks so bad. Thank you so much for posting this. I had a relationship my senior year in high school and that was it. Am 36 now. Years of viewing myself as abnormal not because of the dating stuff maybe attracted some very unhealthy people around me, but they always took off pretty fast too.

I am trying to love myself more, but it is difficult when no one is interested…hence, repeat vicious cycle. Not saying our problems are the same, but just needed to vent honestly. I feel like your writing my life story. Every word is perfect. My life ugh!! I think the worst part of singleness is that constant cloud of sadness hanging over your head. It has to do with a jumble of thoughts that have been rolling around in my head. God wants us to take action. Stop waiting for the right guy to just show up at church, the coffeeshop, etc.

Nope, I have to make an effort to meet people. Same goes for datinvg someone.

But many millennial women are finding life at 30 lot different than Hillary Kline, 29, United States “I turned 30 in February, and I think my anxiety about getting older is a little different than that of most single year-olds.

What am I doing to hinder my relationships? Let Him lovingly discipline and correct me through conviction from the Holy Spirit. Is there something I need to do? Joyce Meyer tells of a woman whose life was at a standstill. She stubbornly brushed it off, but finally, she realized it was the Holy Spirit speaking to her and she forgave her sister. I plan to stop and really listen to God about what I need to do in order to move forward. God means for us to have joy in all stages of life.

We need balance! God is good all the time, and all the time God is good. I was so close to being engaged earlier this year. We picked the ring, he put a deposit on it. I was crushed.

I am also 36 years old and have been single for 10 years. An idea so simple and powerfully suggestive that women build goals, even futures. Many women who are single and in their late 30s today never saw it coming. Very few men would marry a year-old woman who is independent and. The Advice Every Single Woman Gets on Her 30th Birthday about what else there is beyond marriage for a year-old many times over.

I wanted a husband a little baby — my own little family. It was ripped from me in an instant. Especially since all my friends are part of a couple.

It just hurts. So badly. What a great article!! Why are they so lucky and when is my turn coming? No guy ever approaches me, I laugh, I smile, I am friendly and honest and nope all the compliments come from women. Anyway, thank you for letting me vent. I feel you, Mandy. When in actual fact, I feel lonely, depressed and hopeless. The thought that I still have not given myself to a man means I am truly ugly and a loser and a piece of dirt.

God is cruel how can he love me if he made me ugly and unwanted. He wants me all to himself or he is the only one that loves me what a complete jerk he is. I hate this I hate this so much. I feel like screaming! My one true love dumps me. So what is wrong with me?

I am a CBT therapist yet struggle to even practice what I preech. I thought I had found someone, someone who would be a great partner in life. He has is own fears and let those fears take over the relationship. I fear that I will be alone forever. I live in a small town in a rural part of Idaho. I like where I live however, I fear that by staying here I will be lessening my chances of finding someone because its so small and the man-child capital of the state.

I fear being left again, I fear being left and I fear I will continue down this road of dating misery, forever! I creating my single life destiny, a self fulfilled prophecy? I am single 36 yr old woman. I am extremely shy and introvert. I am scared and overthink everything. I thought i was pretty but now i understand i am not. I am obese, very short, with thinning hair, pot belly, an overbitebulbous protruding squinty eyes and a teeth gap.

My father and brother r alcholics and i have lived watching them fight and abuse my mom and sis in law. I am over qualified. I have a postgraduate degree and dictorate and a high level job. I believe i dont deserve to be on top. These r a few of the reasons why i am single. I feel sad and hurt and ashamed when i see my neice and nephews getting married and having kids. My life sucks. I came across this article and said…wow!

I ask myself every day or so, why did God leave me alone? I am so angry sometimes I could scream!!! I read somewhere that serial killer Charles Manson married while he had been incarcerated, yet there seems to be no one in the free sane world for me?

There is light at the bottomless pit of singleness for me. For those singles who want a family, take a deep breath and let it go, along with the burden of being single. Create your own story that does not end with you dying alone. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! I get so tired of the have faith phrase. I have faith. I have even tried dating sites. Trying to figure out what have I done so bad that has cost me ever having the love of my life…even down to questioning does GOD really love me?

I mean the Strongest desire I have right now is to be married. I am praying for GOD to take that desire away.

I wanna be free from it if it is not his plan for my life. The hardest part, for me, is not being single. I can actually appreciate certain moments of my singleness now. Like the weight I no longer feel waiting on some guy to call or show up or make me feel worthy. And those days of playing detective, only to uncover the ugly truths I never really wanted to face, are gone. THAT is the hardest part about being single for me.

To have had love. A great love. An unconditional, honest, pure, and beautiful love. And to have been too young and stupid to have appreciated it. They say if you have chemistry you only need one other thing: Timing. But timing is a bitch. So here I am, single. Not at all how imagined my life would be at I imagine I could have been happily married with a kid or two by now.

Instead, I chose to walk away from the love of life. I guess I thought I could do better. I was only 19 when we met and 27 by the time I ended things.

I thought I might have been missing out on other options. I wanted to know what else was out there. That was my biggest mistake and if I could go back in time and take it all back I would.

In a single heartbeat. Enough to know that my soulmate is the one man I left behind at And now he is with someone else and I put him there. Is it really better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all? If you ask me, no way. What they failed to mentioned was that your heart will break every day, over and over again, searching for the love it once felt only to come back empty every time.

Mandy, you spoke not only your heart, but the heart of myself and pretty much every other single woman. Your fears are my fears. As much I love your positivity and encouragement, which has uplifted and kept me going many days, I adore your vulnerability in also sharing the ugly truth. Positivity can bring us together, but it is the bare common ground that binds us and reminds us we are not alone. Being single is scary and when I see a happy couple i feel like crying.

Am so scared that il die single. At 38 I have never experienced true love. Surprisingly after being disappointed the whole of my life, I still believe in love. What is wrong with me? Im the one stood waiting for her friends only to find out they have left with the guy i was bypassed by. I can completely relate. Single still at almost Left my abusive husband back in and wound up dating the same kind of jerk until when I realized I deserved better and decided to take a break.

I am horrible on myself. Thank you for posting this Mandy…. I divorced my husband after 20 years of him struggling with sexual desires and then being physically abusive to our son. You are such an inspiration in this interesting, crazy, sometimes lonely, but still forging ahead journey called the single life.

Nashville is on my bucket list of places to visit and when I get there I would love to meet you! Thank you for your post.

I relate a lot to what you said — pretty much everything you said. I was writing a blog entry the other day about a funeral I attended for a family member and I was thinking about how that side of my family was dwindling pretty fast. Then I was thinking about how my own side of my family pretty much ends with me. I have a sister, but I feel like that is their own part of the family that they get to carry on.

I will be carrying on nothing. I feel pretty sad about it. I just want to be me, with my strong faith and my huge sci-fi geek side. I want to be the grad student and the one who enjoys a young adult novel. The one who uses Facebook to keep up with friends but to also play social games. You make me wanna cry and hug you. This is me as well. The kid thing is getting to me more and more everyday. Being 32 and single has been very hard. Harder than I expected are willing to normally admit.

I see no flaws in anything you mentioned, rather perfection. I am almost 39 and 21 months ago I decided, after years of thought and prayer, to take matters into my own hands and had an appointment at a fertility clinic.

It may always just be the two of us, but he is the greatest loves story of my life. Someday I may be a wife but, if not, thank god a precious little boy calls me mommy. This was God sent. This journey have many ugly heads. I know I wont end up alone, But being single and 35 is not a game.

I just want to hug you. I know how hard it probably was to write this, because that fear of judgement is REAL. I wrote a similar entry on my blog about a month ago and I was terrified to press submit.

But I did, because someone needed what I wrote. Today, I needed what you wrote. I love how God works things out! Anyway, thank you for your honesty. But you know that the men are not perfect either!!

Marriage is 2 imperfect people focusing on the good in each other more than the bad. It really resonated with me. The good. The bad. Thank you for reminding to embrace these moments. You continue to be an inspiration, Mandy!

Thank you Mandy for sharing! I can relate to each and every word! All we can do is simply live this single life to the fullest. Wow, I can totally relate to everything you said. Reality is hitting home and I deal. This hit home. I too am mid thirties and single and can so relate.

Sometimes we can even become obsessed with the single status. But I try to live this time to my fullest as a writer blogger and traveler. We aRe here for a reason. Very excellent and very honest blog, Mandy! I feel the same feelings you feel about being single.

Keep your head up and keep encouraging other single women in their walk with the Lord. Thank you for being so brave. Thank you for your vulnerability. Thank you for writing this post and tackling this question. God bless! You seem to be writing everything that I am currently feeling. It gets very hard at times, but I usually try to stay optimistic. My previous bad choices in men have made me question myself, and I also had a man to basically tell me something similar to what you were told.

That was years ago but I realize now that it really effected me. I needed this!!! I really have a huge issue with being 26 and a single mom….

My ex telling me if I was just this or that we would work…. Kayla, you are enough for YOU and your son. What your ex is looking for is someone to fill the voids in his own life. No one can do that but him, so let him do that work himself. Thanks for writing this article Mandy, I try to stay positive and keep busy. But in those moments when I am alone in my bed I have those same thoughts. I am ugly, too fat, too nice and no one will ever want to be married with me. I throw myself a pity party, cry myself to sleep.

Its not easy being alone or single, but I would much rather be single than in a miserable relationship. This made me cry. Every day I think I am doomed to wander this earth by myself.

Just last night I was boo hooing because my kids were gone and I was all by myself at home washing clothes. Thank you for your honesty. I feel that I am a very loving, compassionate, caring woman that I feel is pretty nice looking wondering why God would make me this way and not give me someone to share my life with. You too are very beautiful, thoughtful and just wonderful.

Thank you for your message. I love this post. And LOL, I am still single at Married for 23 years…miserably…and slowly getting to where I want to be. The truth is, we all have those doubts. We all want to be what we see presented in magazines and movies. And we are all flawed. As are many of the men out there. I want a partner…an equal…So I keep on living my amazing, wonderful life and maybe some day, in my travels, I will meet someone interesting enough, secure enough, funny enough and smart enough to make ME take a double look.

All very true!

Such B. So, carrying on and being me! I needed this. I feel like these were the words right out of my own head! You rock Mandy. I never expected to be here at this stage in life as a still-single woman! This is exactly how I feel. Waited 5 years after second divorce to date, to get myself together, to learn to forgive and trust.

Dated and then got into another bad relationship. Another man I was going to help to love me. I can definitely relate to this. Mandy — Single at 36, and can completely relate to everything in your post. It scares me sometimes thinking about what will happen when I get old — who will take care of me and love me… I put up a brave face and try to enjoy the good sides of it, like travelling or taking up jobs far away from home.

But deep inside yes I do feel the void. Of course, nature always laughs back at their fantastic attempt to dictate the pace of their lives. ALSO READ: Things to remember when introducing him to your family Over the years, they turn down potential husbands, go on a partying spree like they have frozen time, only to arrive at 37 with nothing to show for it other than money in the bank, a car, and sometimes a child from a relationship that never quite worked. So, now they are stuck in a phase where they will never find a man of their dreams and have to settle for any man who will be gracious enough to even suggest marriage.

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