” Marriage’ was not that big a deal, to be honest! I mean, it makes life easier for technical reasons: insurance, next-of-kin stuff, joint tax filing, etc. The real shocker was falling in love with the man I’m married to. I was 32 when we met, and I had really never been in a functional relationship before, had never been deeply in love. “


” I’d spent my whole adult life considering myself an independent entity, my life filled by work and friends and family. Suddenly I had a male partner, someone I woke up with and went to sleep with every night. “


” By the time Clinton graduated from Yale Law School, many people, including her boyfriend Bill, believed she could, and should, embark on a political career. She’d given the Wellesley commencement speech that had earned her a ‘Life’ write-up of her own. “


” I had thought a lot about unmarried life during my years as an unmarried woman – which was all during my 20s and into my 30s. I was someone who didn’t have a ton of relationships as a single person – and so I had a sharp identification with singlehood. “


” Throughout America’s history, the start of adult life for women – whatever else it might have been destined to include – had been typically marked by marriage. “


” Since the late 19th century, the median age of first marriage for women had fluctuated between 20 and 22. This had been the shape, pattern and definition of female life. “


” Single female life is not prescription, but its opposite: liberation. “


” Changing professional expectations and technological tools have created an impossibility of balancing work and life. “



All 8 Rebecca Traister Quotes about Life in picture


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By the time Clinton graduated from Yale Law School, many people, including her boyfriend Bill, believed she could, and should, embark on a political career. She
I had thought a lot about unmarried life during my years as an unmarried woman - which was all during my 20s and into my 30s. I was someone who didn
Throughout America
Since the late 19th century, the median age of first marriage for women had fluctuated between 20 and 22. This had been the shape, pattern and definition of female life.
Single female life is not prescription, but its opposite: liberation.
Changing professional expectations and technological tools have created an impossibility of balancing work and life.
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