Thursday, May 5, 2011

Being Single and Missing out on Motherhood

I read this article on a woman who missed out on motherhood and possibly marriage today and I felt really sad.

 Bless her soul for baring incredible honesty, for all of us to understand.

For a while now, since experiencing some of these awkward moments myself, I've made it a personal rule not to ask these inappropriate questions:

"Why are you single?

"Are you seeing anyone?"

"When are you getting married?"

"When are you having a baby?"

"When's the next one coming along?"

See also a reader of's similar situation.

Let's all be sensitive to women who are unmarried (no matter what age) and childless.


  1. Dearest Eunice,

    I really appreciated this article. It is the situation of so many women today, that it is astonishingly awkward making some questions/considerations to a single/childless woman.

    It is in this kind of situations that we understand how deep is the concept of empathy and sensibility in the idea of elegance - it is impossible to be lovely without feeling love and empathy.

    Elegance is the couplet of love.

  2. Wow, I feel so sad to realized this. I am seeing so many of my friends who are in their 30s who are still single. However, I dont blame them, its not easy to just find the right person. Women have so much opportunities in carreer and education and they were always told to accept on the best. However when it comes to love and the right men, it may not be within our control to be able to find the best.

    Now for the first time, I realized many women of my generation may be childless, a reality that was considered impossible before.