Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy
On the other hand, if God were to send someone my way, I wouldn't dismiss him out of hand. It would be delightful to have a man in my life who loves animals like I do, who shares my values and morals, and who would walk this road alongside of me. Although I am quite capable of handling the tough stuff, and I have plenty of laughter in my life, I truly believe that sharing a sorrow lessons the pain and sharing a joy doubles the delight. If a good guy came along, I would be just as happy to blend our lives together as I am now on my own.
Well said. I feel the same way. I'm 36 and have always been single, and to be honest, I've never been in a serious relationship. When I was in my 20s, I was upset that I was missing something and that I was "falling behind" on the schedule that society (or our parents!
) wants us to keep.
Now well into my 30s, I am at peace with being single. I am happy and content on my own and if I am meant to meet a special someone, then it'll happen. I have my family and friends, and my best friend since grade school is more like a sister to me...and I have my furbabies...so I'm good.
One of my co-workers and I had a good conversation about the single life, and what we decided upon is the notion to NEVER believe that you have to have a man to "complete" you, but that having a relationship should ENHANCE the happiness you already have in your life.