Saturday, February 13, 2010

Regretting spinsterhood

In case you want marriage advice from someone who has never been married, read this:
Gottlieb’s piece, “Marry Him,” in the March Atlantic, makes the “case for settling for Mr. Good Enough.” Directing her message toward single women over the age of 30, she writes, “If you say you’re not worried, either you’re in denial or you’re lying.”

Gottlieb, who is 40 and single, regrets not having settled for a decent (albeit imperfect) guy years ago. But back then she subscribed to the “somebody isn’t always better than nobody” theory of marriage.
No, her attitude problem is much worse than that. She had an out-of-wedlock child because she decided that she did not need a husband.

I can't begin to detail the problems here, but this psychiatrist tries.

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