Living the single life surviving dating
The constant whirlwind of obligations, responsibilities and 'to do' lists is catapulting us way beyond just being busy and into a state called Survival Mode.Someone in Survival Mode tries to exude an image of being cool, calm and collected while in fact operating under extreme stress. A few months ago, the 42-year-old queen of makeover TV fainted on a plane, forcing an emergency landing.But today, it has to seem effortless and we have become, instead, a nation of silent superwomen, juggling the demands of a job, home, relationship and children without a drop of sweat on our brows.However, for some women, the pressure of keeping up appearances is now causing cracks to show.Wondering what steps to take to get a mortgage or add an addition onto your current home?
Being visibly busy was a competitive sport as we made a point of flicking through our bulging Filofaxes and brandishing our briefcases.
I'm listening to Sarah Bareille's "Gravity" and reflecting on the past few days of my life. It started a few weeks back when Half Pint invites me on a booze cruise for his firm and I say I want to get a new dress for the event.
He felt I shouldn't have to incur any cost for this event that he invited me to and insisted on paying for a dress.
Juggling the demands of a job, relationship, home and children is pushing some women towards the edge.
The problem is that they are trying to pretend everything is fine – which is the worst thing they can do If you want something done, ask a busy woman, so the saying goes.