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Marriage Presentation: Being Single

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candace justice

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Chapter 3:
Being Single Health and well-being of singles Living with parents Friends with Benefits The Never Married Adult Older adults- well adjusted, active social life, interact more with friends.
Younger adults- temporary status
Never married singles- non-family relationships for support, rarely see relatives, less satisfaction from friendships, and interacting with friends. Presentation by: Candace Justice, Emily Roper, Hannah Ham, Haley Hackworth, Ngoc Nguyen, and Taylor Hammack Being Single Being single today is much more acceptable than being single in previous generations. Statistics of the Census Bureau show that in 2007, 25.2% of the U.S population were single, at which that number continues to rise. Married: 56.7% Female Stats: Single: 22% Widowed: 9.8% Divorced: 11.5% Male Stats Married: 59.9% Single: 28.6% Divorced: 8.9% Widowed: 2.5% Categorizing Singles Voluntary Singles: "Never-marrieds and previously marrieds who are not opposed to the idea of marriage but are not actively seeking mates" (pg. 73) Voluntary stable (permanent) singles "Never-marrieds and previously marrieds who choose to be single" Involuntary temporary singles "Never-marrieds and previously marrieds who have been actively seeking a mate but have not found one." (pg.72) Involuntary stable (permanent) singles "Never-marrieds and previously marrieds who wanted to marry, who have not found a mate, and who have more or less accepted being single." (pg. 72) Fear of marriage People remain single because: Deliberate Choice Lack
of
Opportunity Circumstances Advantages of being single Personal growth Different friendships Economic independence
& self-efficiency Varied Sexual Experiences Freedom of controls &
Career change opportunities Disadvantages of being single include:

Loneliness
Economic hardships
Feeling out of place in some social gatherings
Sexual frustration
Lack of having children or a family. Avoiding counterproductive strategies, caused by stress: Blaming: -always looking for someone to blame Alcohol & other drugs The use of alcohol &
drugs to forget what
they are dealing with Tobacco The use of tobacco helps
to feel more relaxed
& less nervous Eating: Some feel that eating is a
way of reducing stress
& feeling better "Feeding the weeds" It demonstrates as being extremely pessimistic
and actively searching for reasons why something
is not going to work out well. Loneliness in marriages:
A consistent finding in research has been that for adults, the absence of a partner or prospective partner is associated with loneliness, it also occurs in marriages. 40% of married people reported being lonely "often" or "sometimes" 16% said they felt lonely even when they were with others 7% said they were lonely all the time. Reasons why women feel like they are single: psychological
(selfish, low self esteem) physical appearance personality (lack of social skills) Cognitive (too much or too little intelligence) About 18 million adults, ages 18-34, live with their parents. This number has gone up from 12.5 million in 1970. The increase of young adults living with their parents is because of marriage postponement, high rates of college enrollment, unemployment, divorce, and births to unmarried mothers. Most adults who live with parents have a plan for achieving independence, such as saving enough money or getting more educated. Ages 18-24 Men: 54.8% Women: 45.7% Who lives with parents? Ages 25-34 Men: 13.5% Women: 7% Young adults generally say that the good things about living at home are support, security, and the company of their parents.
Young adults also say that they can save money, and enjoy services provided by their parents such as housework, meals, and laundry. Leaving home: The major reasons for leaving home
are to be independent, because of conflict,
or to live with a partner. If none of these reasons exists
and if there is a reasonable amount of independence and freedom at home, young adults are less likely to leave Living Alone:
Males, ages 15-64, are more likely to live alone than females. However, past the age of 65, females are more likely to live alone. This is due to the greater numbers of older females in this population.
Their health status is the most important factor in determining how long they will live alone, Declining health increases the likelihood of institutionalization. Sexual Behavior: In teens, ages 15-19, 12% of males and
10% of females have had heterosexual oral
sex; but not intercourse. By ages 22-24, only 3% of males & females have not had intercourse Ages 25-44, 95% of males and 98% of females have had sexual intercourse, Same sex activity 3% of males ages 15-44 have had oral or anal sex with another male in the last 12 months. 4% of females have had a sexual experience with another female in the last 12 months. Sexual orientation:
ages 18-44 Homosexual: 2.3% Bisexual 1.8% Heterosexual 90% 3.9% "something else" Selected Health Measures 29% of men who have ever had same-sex sexual contact were tested for HIV last year compared to to 14% of men with no same-sex sexual contact. 17% of men who had same-sex sexual contact had been treated for a non-HIV sexually transmitted infection, compared with a 7% of those who had never had a same-sex sexual contact. Friends with benefits is a relatively new term used to describe two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved or without any intention of a monogamous, committed relationship Has become a part of the mainstream culture in young adults. Reasons include lack of time for and interest in an emotionally committed relationship. Discussion time! Employment and income: One stereotype is that unmarried people are richer than married; however, married couples consistently make more money than their unmarried counterparts. Statistics show that married men earn approximately 11% more per hour than men who have never married. Divorced or separated men make 9% more. Single Parents Never-married single mothers increased from 248,00 in 1970 to 4.9 million in 2006. nearly 25% of families with children under 6 are headed by single parents 82% are women Most single fathers are the result of a divorce A big reason for the large number of single parents are the increases of divorce, adoption, and technologies to allow women to become pregnant without a partner. Marrieds vs. Non marrieds Older never-marrieds, ages 45-60 and 60 and older.- Learns self reliance and independence. Younger never marrieds, ages 30-45- have more social interactions with peers. Older confidants for never-marrieds-
none in later life due to death Similar age confidants for marrieds. Overall happiness in single adults -
satisfied with living
activity
financial resources. Fin :) Marital Delay Most singles are only temporarily single. Studies show that by the age of 45-54 only 13.6% of males and 10.3% of women are single Reasoning for marital delay are social, economic, and personal. Men and women tend to wait for marriage to seek out their own identities and career fulfillment. "A life alone doesn't necessarily mean a lonely one."
(pg. 87)
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