“Single is no longer a lack of options – but a choice”
Mandy Hale, author
I’m glad to see people getting married later.
That was the not the case when I was in my 20’s.
I grew up surrounded by this stigma that there’s something wrong with you if you’re not married by a certain age.
It’s never said to your face but you can feel it.
Usually people talk about it behind your back.
No doubt, women get it worse but it exists for men too.
I can feel the panic in others who NEED to be with someone.
They’re terrified to be alone and consider the prospect of being perceived as “less than” because of that status, unimaginable.
Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one.”
It’s hard to stand on your own – without the “cover” of a partner to gain you acceptance.
But I think it’s something to take pride in.
If you’ve never been married or are newly single, take a moment to acknowledge yourself and the courage you’re showing to stand on your own.