Dating

will I ever find a partner? do I want to?

PODCAST: Choice Mom Stories

Over the years I have talked with many single women about their Choice Mom journeys for the Choice Chat podcast and/or radio show. Here are some of these Choice Mom stories. LORI GOTTLIEB: Settle for Mr. Good Enough? After Choice Mom Lori Gottlieb wrote in Atlantic Monthly that perhaps settling for Mr. Good Enough might have been…

A Valentine’s Day Story: 2016

It’s Valentine’s Day. For the occasion, I’m writing my first Choice Mom commentary in quite a long while. It’s been too long since I’ve been in deeper communication with the community. This seems a nice occasion to return. I’ve never been particularly holiday-oriented. Perhaps it was because our family used to juggle around Christmas dates to accommodate…

Leaving a Partner…

This is not uncommon: A woman in her late 30s realizes that her partner sincerely does not want to have children. What does she do? Many women have joined our Choice Mom community to help make this tough decision. One such 39-year-old woman recently posted of her own dilemma. “I am scared that I won’t…

“Don’t wait for Mr. Right because you never know when he’ll show up. Every year I think this’ll be the year I meet that perfect someone and then another year passes. And look at the boat I’m in now: 43 and needing to use an egg donor. No time will be the perfect time, so you just need to take that leap of faith and do it. I know it’s not easy, but nothing in life worth having is.”

— from one member of the Choice Mom discussion group to another

 

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