Clearly, some people are single because they choose to be. They are simply not interested in being in a serious relationship at this time in their life. Others are single due to the circumstances of their lives. But the reality is that we hold more power over our romantic destiny than we often think. To a great degree, we create the world we live in, although we are rarely conscious of this process. We can, in fact, make a choice whether to see our fate through a victimized lens or choose to be goal-directed and take power over our lives. We can become aware of the myriad of ways we influence the reactions we get from others, even the negative reactions. So, the question for the single person looking for love is: what are the internal challenges I need to face? Most people have been hurt in interpersonal relationships.
All the rage case you missed it, Sunday is the annual buzzkill also known at the same time as Valentine's Day. Though there's never been a better time to be a single lady, there's something about a day dedicated to coupledom that be able to really take the wind out of our self-sufficient sails. That's why, altogether week long, ELLE. Ready, ladies? Let's get in formation. And while we're embracing singlehood and all it has to offer with unprecedented fervor, it seems that one demographic in actual remains slow on the Single Female uptake: good ol' Mom and Dad.