When I was expecting my eldest daughter, and even through the first year after her birth, I was adamant about not needing any new friends. My partner, in-laws, the parenting blogs I read, and my own mother all seemed to preach the importance of becoming friends with other moms, but I was resolved not to allow having a kid to “change my life.” It seemed to me that if I actively worked toward making new pals, I’d […]
Being single isn’t always a walk in the park—especially when movies and television shows seem to push the concept that you aren’t truly “complete” until you’ve found a significant other.
People’s single lives are often portrayed as a sort of purgatory they are forced to endure until they find their soul mates. So much so that a 2008 study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that single people are often thought to be unhappy by others.
But experts say these […]
By Susan Winter
Want to go from feeling ‘lonely’ to ‘with yourself’ this holiday? My article for The Huffington Post reveals the mindset that makes this possible.
The holidays can create difficult emotional states for many people.
The hype and expectations surrounding this time period are intense. Commercials and movies emphasize happy, loving families enjoying their time together and couples in cozy, warm images of endless love.
But what about those people whose lives don’t match these images? What about the widowed, […]
By Reed Alexander
Research is showing that single women fare better than their male counterparts. Moneyish asked Susan Winter what’s behind this newfound confidence.
Men have a tougher time enjoying singledom than women do, new study shows. Single ladies are relishing their solo status.
Women are generally happier with being single than men are, according to a new study from UK research firm Mintel. When they didn’t have a partner, 61% of single women in the UK reported feeling content on their own, versus 49% […]