The companionship, the comfort, the warm strong arm draped over your shoulders on a cold walk to the car.The security one feels when there's a trustworthy man snoring next to you in bed. I've been divorced for over six years now, and I'm not in a relationship. There have been a few beaus, a couple more serious than the others, some purely physical. Everything I read about divorce seems to have a message: if you are divorced, you need to date. Fresh divorcees fret about it, as though there is a deadline for finding new love, a relationship version of the old biological clock that is ticking ominously in the background.But right now, and for the past several months, I've been absolutely, completely, 100% unattached. That their lives will not be complete until they have someone on the other side of the bed every single night.
Panayiotis Zavos I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old.
And of course, technically speaking I am not living alone right now, what with my four roommates -- five if you count the sweet shedding boy who shares my bed.
But for the first time in my adult life, I'm single and not looking. My ex husband did a major number on me when he left.
Who's to say I won't invest another 15 years of my life into another person only to be left again? But I'd like to think that my steadfast-singleness is an education of sorts. Learning to enjoy my own company, which, when you think about it, is laying some pretty good groundwork for any future relationship I may find myself in.
Personally, I think it takes some courage, and some cajones, to face life solo. I'm learning how to weather life's storms on my own, which is something I think all women should know how to do.
Donald Judd I think life is difficult and that's that.