Someone wrote to Dear Abby asking her opinion about a divorced woman choosing to check the "single" box when filling out a form rather than the "divorced" box. Abby said it is deceitful to check the "single" box if you are divorced because you are a "divorcee" until you remarry, no matter how long you have been divorced. Really? Isn't this 2013?
Well that got a bee in my bonnet, I tell you what. I was married in the 70's and the 80's. I was divorced in the very early 90's. I have now been divorced more years than I was married. Do I check the "single" box? You betcha. Why on earth is it anyone's business? Now, I wish I could check the "married" box but for some reason we all don't find Mr. Wonderful, no matter how much we look, pray, seek. I for one would rather be single than married to the wrong person and miserable so I am still single. Heck, I haven't even had a boyfriend. I have been busy raising a family (children from that marriage), working (mostly 2 jobs at a time until I retired), going to school off and on, living life (although I may find Mr Wonderful yet, I have not given up). Life is good as a single woman. It never crosses my mind that I am a "divorcee." But for Dear Abby to say I am being deceitful by checking the "single" box? If that is the case then do we need a "cohabitating without a marriage license" box? Good grief! Actually, I say a "male" or "female" box is enough information and the rest is nobody's business! I wrote and told Abby how I felt.
What do you think?