“Her latest boyfriend seems like the real deal,” he said, “he’s even talking marriage.”
One thing led to another and I explained that I’m not looking for a husband.
“I just don’t need one. I can completely support myself financially. I mean, it’s definitely tough sometimes but I’m not looking for a husband. If someone comes along and they are amazing – so be it – but I’m not even sure if I ever want to get married again. Why bother?”
“You’re a man-hater!”
“No,” I said, “I LOVE men. I enjoy men thoroughly. I just don’t need one. They’re kind of a pain in the ass – no offense.”
He started nodding,
“Yeah. I guess you’re right. Why would you need one? Sounds like you should be a polygamist’s wife – then you could be friends with all of his other wives!” Huh?
I’m a content single mom. Period. Some people just don’t get it. Although a commune of the other mothers might be nice.
Are you content yet? What are some of the craziest reactions you’ve had from strangers, co-workers or friends?
P.S. To prove I’m not a man hater: My Top Ten Most Beautiful Men in the World post. WARNING! You’ll need a cold shower after this one.