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24 Feb 2004

happilly single
hi doc
i'm female, 27 and single. i'm happy being single, but am so tired of everyone from friends, family to people i've just met enquiring why i'm single and not settling down. it's like there's these unwritten rules that when you come to a certain age you're expected to be in a relationship and planning your mortgage and wedding at the same time. they say i'm being difficult when i get upset when they try fixing me up with someone and that i shun love..i don't, i'm just not ready for settling down.. in my line of work i meet lots of interesting people, so i'm not short of friends and companions..but why can't some people understand that i love my single life ?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I think unhapilly married folks get jealous of contented singles, and try to push you into sharing their boredom. Hapilly married folks may hope you'll find similar happiness, but are seldom so meddling. Each of us needs to make the choices that best suit us, not those that suit other people. Indeed, cherish your happy singledom, and change that satus only when you want to, and when and if it suits you. Maybe the answer to the medlers is "I'm very happy the way I am --- and I hope you're at least as hapy with the way you are."
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