Sylvia & Me
Sylvia & Me
Single...Nonmarried...Breaking Assumptions

Health or happiness – why do we assume married people are healthier and happier? Pro-marriage and haves and have nots – let’s get into this. Where is the raw data? What was the control group? The promise that marriage is a happy place – is that reality? Are marrieds healthier?

I needed to bring back and bring together two women, Jaclyn (Jackie) Geller, Ph. D. and Joan DelFattore, Ph. D. Jackie is an expert in the field of marriage research and marriage history. Joan is a retired professor and single by choice.

Meet Joan, since retiring from a professorship at the University of Delaware, Joan has been writing about single life, particularly the problems single people encounter when they need health care. Her recent articles have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Washington Post, Herald Tribune, Psychology Today, Quartz, Health Psychologist, Kevin MD, and Folks Magazine, among others.

Meet Jackie, associate professor of English at Central Connecticut State University. She has been recognized as an expert in the field of marriage research and commentary. Jackie is the author of Moving Past Marriage: Why We Should Ditch Marital Privilege, End Relationship-Status Discrimination, and Embrace Nonmartial History.