1. Life is not a romance novel or a fairy tale for women or men. There is no Prince Charming for Cinderella, no Wendy for Peter Pan.

2. The rules of mom’s day are just that–the rules of a by-gone era. They no longer apply.

3. Everyone is their own supporter and savior–the author of their own fate. Marriage is a partnership that must benefit two people to endure.

Some men call an independent woman “hard,” a feminist, a bitch, or worse. Certainly this woman will not be the girl who married dear ol’ dad.

But eventually this autonomous woman will find a man who appreciates and loves her for who she is. Both partners can have a happy marriage and thus, will probably stay married.

As for the others–I imagine some will keep those divorce statistics alive and well. Others will remain single.

By Lori Anderson