Movements to close the gender pay gap, which has been getting more narrow in the last few decades, are going strong.Back in the day, a lot of women had to get married, regardless of whether or not they wanted to, just to able to afford a nice life.
That might be a difficult concept for many older generations to grasp, but there’s an unequivocal benefit to being able to focus on your work without the inevitable interruptions and obligations of having to feed a baby at 4 in the morning and trying to convince your spouse that selling the house and moving to Hong Kong for a year is a great idea.
“You can go and have any experience you want, whenever you want, and not have to worry about what someone else wants,” psychologist Dr.
One of the major reasons that so many Millennials are delaying serious relationships is because the presence of women in the labor force has increased dramatically over the last few decades.
Back in 1950, only 33.9 percent of women worked outside the home; now, that figure is up to 57 percent, and is expected to keep rising.
I’m 29 years-old, and while by many accounts I have what is considered to be an incredible life, the bane of my existence is that I don’t know how to be single.
When my father asks me how I’m doing, I tell him about the great job I have, my amazing apartment, my sparkling social life, my exciting travels, and he listens attentively before finally responding, “OK, but why can’t you find yourself a man?
Plus, we’ve seen how marrying someone you knew was wrong for you to begin with can end in tragedy.
For a personal testimony on that, read up on how I Cheated on My Spouse. When I went into the Yale Happiness Course, I already knew that making a lot of money doesn’t make you happy.
Which means that, at the very least, there won’t be such a social stigma around it anymore.
Next, you might want to try to convince grandma that being single isn’t as terrible as it sounds.
Half of them tell you that you need to “get out more” and “try harder” and the other half tell you that you need to “stop trying” because “you always meet someone when you’re not looking,” leaving you even more confused and frustrated than you were to begin with.