My boyfriend insists on going away on long holidays every six months, which makes it very hard for me at work.He thinks what I do isn't important enough, because he gets paid three times what I do, but too many holidays may lead to me being sacked from my company.
Editor's note: Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington and the author of many books, the latest of which is "The Normal Bar." She is the love and relationship ambassador for AARP and writes the Naked Truth column for
She is also a senior fellow at the Council on Contemporary Families, a nonprofit organization that gathers research on American families.
He says I need to give our relationship more importance than my career, which is ridiculous. Firstly, his notion that what you do is not as important as his work is a pompous idea that needs to change.
Secondly, your priorities in life should be defined by you, not the person you are in a relationship with.
The rise of the voluntarily single woman has been happening in Western societies slowly, over time, concomitant with well-paying jobs, legal protection from economic or physical abuse, reliable birth control and the possibility of fulfilling careers and adventures.
Women are marrying at a later age these days, cohabiting with their partners or going in and out of short-term relationships without ever walking down the aisle. We have long counted on women's sacrifices and the compromises they've made to lift societies all over the world.
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In the world of academia, it has always been the general consensus that some of the Bible’s poetry predates its prose literature.
They fought from the heavens; The stars from their courses fought against Sisera.
The torrent of Kishon swept them away, That ancient torrent, the torrent of Kishon. “At Taanach, by Megiddo’s waters,” according to the ancient battle poem in Judges 5. As mentioned earlier, the Shardana have been in and around the Levant for centuries and are also fairly well documented across multiple sources.
Since few people "have it all," why not choose being single if that's the best option?