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Sara Eckel

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Sara Eckel is the author of It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single (TarcherPerigee). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe Magazine, The Daily Beast, The Shambhala Sun, Martha Stewart Living, Self, Working Mother and other publications. She lives in Kingston, NY, with her husband.

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 I surprised my agnostic parents by becoming a born-again Christian at age 10. It was the first of many attempts to believe, and I wrote about it for Longreads.


“Sometimes, while out with a friend I’ve known for 10 or 20 years, I’ll pivot on my barstool and ask, “Did I ever mention that I’m a born-again Christian?” The question rarely computes. My close friends know I grew up in an agnostic hous...

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“Loneliness is treated like the ultimate taboo; at the same time, it’s regarded as a trifle. That to be a thirty-seven-year-old who has spent a decade without someone to hold her hand at the doctor’s office is akin to being a thirteen-year-old sighing over a boy band.

Again, I know—‘single’ is not a synonym for ‘lonely.’ I know there are many lonely married people, as well as lots of single people who have a rich network of deep social connections—friends, sisters, daughters, nephews, etc.—whose lives are as far from Heller’s unhappy narrator as can be.

But for many of us, living alone in a society that is so rigorously constructed around couples and nuclear families is hard on the soul.”
Sara Eckel, It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single

“Here's a thought: Maybe you've remained single well into adulthood because...you know what you're doing. Because there is something right with you.”
Sara Eckel, It's Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You're Single

“Human beings are not houses—you don't walk in and say, 'Well, so long as we gut the kitchen and add a third bathroom, this could work,' or, 'It has no charm, but it's close to work and it's all I can afford.' No. You love them as they are, or you let them find someone else who does.”
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