April 3, 2011 § 1 Comment
Living alone often comes with being single. Some of us mix living alone, being lonely, being single and independent, while each word is a universe apart. Perhaps those that are lonelier are those that live with others. More couples decide to live apart. Independence can mean so many things according to the eye of the beholder. Being single can be an adventure.
In 2006 Bella DePaulo published a book entitled Single Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After.
The title reminds me of so many encounters in a trip on my own in Mexico a few years ago. After the standard greeetings in my broken Spanish, the person in front of me nearly always asked me why I was novio-less, shaking their heads.
If so, Bella DePaulo is looking for singles sharing their experience for her next project. She asks:
Have you ever stood up to singlism or tried to contribute to consciousness-raising about people who are single? If so, I’d love to include your voice in a collection I am putting together:
Author, SINGLED OUT
BLOG: Living Single at Psychology Today
BLOG: All Things Single (and More)