We kick off our March focus on “conscious conversations” with this wonderful response by CNN’s Jessica Ravitz to a Huffington Post commentary speculating why women like us are not married.
The commentary that drew her ire, she said, essentially indicated that there were six possible reasons for women to be single: Being ” a bitch, a slut, a liar, shallow, selfish or not good enough.”
Jessica responded by pointing out another reason, “Life happens.”
Then she goes into wonderful detail about what that life might have involved. Concluding with:
“Maybe you agreed to go on dates you dreaded because you were determined to have an open mind. Maybe you learned you had good reasons to dread those dates. You wolfed down a nice piece of salmon as one man told you, within the first hour of meeting, that he cheated on his wife, still loves his ex-girlfriend and didn’t go to his own father’s funeral. …But maybe you still believe there’s someone great out there for you. You’re ready, you know you have so much to give, and you look forward to meeting him — wherever and whenever that might be. And in the meantime, you know you have a lot to be grateful for. Maybe you have a career you love, and through the stories of suffering you hear, you know that if still being single is your biggest problem, you are damn lucky.”
Then go ahead and use this space, if you’d like, to share your own story.