best selling novel (and the subject of a film to be released in April Bridget Jones's Diary seem to speak. The thought was crippling. I was going to dinner. Kay Trimberger is Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Sonoma State University in California. . We need a similar outpouring of material about long-term living outside a couple.
The image of a single girl is an improvement over spinster. Flux, found that many single women in their 40s and 50s have satisfying lives but that single. Past 40 who are not in a coupled relationship love the autonomy of living alone.
Single women in their 20s and early 30s tend to be more isolated than older single women and more likely to be lonely. Maybe single will never be an institution like marriage, but it could become a way of life with its own challenges and rewards - different, but comparable, to those of living in a couple. Her current research (supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and SSU research grants) is about the personal lives of women age 30-60, with the focus on comparing never-married and divorced women living outside marriage with married women. Autonomous and independent women are not necessarily alone. I didn't set out wanting to travel by myself. There are actually few things I dont love about living alone, and it would be tough to convince me to give. And that is something I can definitely identify with. Some single women past 40 who are not in a coupled relationship love the autonomy of living alone.