I was having a bad day. The day I saw the title to this post, I was looking for some encouragement from a single woman's point of view of someone who's never been married and never had kids befeore.
--->Trying too hard was never my problem:
For me, I was just not being strong enough to stay single while preparing myself for a "better life" for myself. That was my problem. All that F-ing around and dating around just for the fun of it caught up to me.
All of it was just a distraction from my pathetic life.
-->The issue with being single in my mid to late 40s:
I mean...the one thing I have to try harder to do right now is rebuild my friendship circle. I had no one to lean on when I tried to leave a bad relationship in my early 40s. So that made being single at this age a LOT harder.
It really isn't as easy as in my 20s when half my friends were single too and didn't mind hanging as "just friends" and not expecting sex.