“Never before have so many of us been leading lives as strong, independent women,” say Bella DePaulo and E. Kay Trimberger. “Single women have unprecedented opportunities to walk freely without judgment and to live fully, joyfully, and unapologetically. But how can we realize those opportunities when single people are still stereotyped, stigmatized, and marginalized?” If you are a single woman, join this workshop to discuss issues such as:
• Our personal journeys to single life and what we can learn from one another
• Our fears and concerns about single life and how to overcome them
• The support we get from significant people in our lives—especially our friends—and how we can build community and awareness, and make the most of what we have to offer to one another
• Ways of living and thriving that best suit us, such as living with other people, alone, or in an intentional community
• Explorations in how we can live our best single lives in later life
The workshop leaders will lead you in discussions of your lives and their own, and share research findings on the science of single life. You can leave the weekend with a new network, new ways of living your best life, and a changed consciousness about the psychological strengths of single women and the characteristics and experiences that empower single people to thrive.
Recommended reading: DePaulo, Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After; Trimberger, The New Single Woman; Bolick, Making a Life of One's Own.