Diane Keaton has always been a spinster-I-admire . I like her work and her personality and she always seemed to be happy with her life. So I was a little surprised to read some of her thoughts about being “always single”.
She has come to accept…even embrace being single, though it took her awhile (like, most of her life.) She talks about how she used to look at older, unmarried women with pity, thinking “that will never happen to me”…but it did.
She’s had several long-term relationships (including with Warren Beatty and Al Pacino), but none of them wanted to marry her. Woody Allen told her “living with you is like walking on eggshells.” (Humph. Woody Allen may have done her a favor by not marrying her.)
Diane, now 67, says she now finds being single “surprisingly agreeable”, but, clearly, she’s had to work through some things to get there.
I feel fortunate that I’ve never seen being unmarried as pitiful, or anything negative. To me, it’s always been a perfectly viable option. I imagine, though, that if I ever really wanted to be married and it didn’t happen, then I could find it to be a challenging state.
I do know that lots of single women feel the way Diane did. Thankfully, not all do, though. So, I’m curious…
- For those of you who are single but would prefer to be married, how did you reconcile that? Or have you?
- If you used to hate being single, but now embrace it, how did you get there?
-If marriage was never a big deal to you, why do you think that is?
C’mon, I want to hear from everybody. Tell me about your experience of accepting/embracing -or- not accepting/embracing being single.
And, let’s not forget my married readers. I don’t even know what I want to ask you, but I do want to hear from you, so why don’t you respond with whatever’s on your mind regarding this topic?
Let’s make this a really interactive post. Lots of comments, lots of discussion.