It feels personal but it isn’t. It’s a new epidemic, with clear origins in radical if un-noticed changes in the shape of society.
Mid-life single women, does any of this feel familiar to you?
If any of those shoes fit, notice that in the time while you’ve begun to age, the ground beneath you has changed. A lot, most of it not in your favor. You are a member of the first generation to feel the full impact of the changes. In no particular order:
So what’s a single, mid-life woman to do?
Many seem to cycle through these compromises.
I’m a guy, so what do I know? Still, that it’s not my problem makes it safer for me to look at the challenge squarely and strategically. And, being a guy, of course I have some suggestions:
I apologize if I’m out of line with these suggestions. I’m trying to be helpful. Feel free to tell me where I’m off base or at least off sides. And if I come up with any more helpful strategic suggestions, I’ll be sure to share them.
Above all, let me say, my sympathies. I think it’s much harder to be a woman than a man these days. Still, and in some ways even more so than in times past.
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