In part I, I described research that shows a decline in female happiness since 1972. I asked you to share what you thought the reasons were for this decline. The article sparked a flurry of discussion. I will explore four of the reasons put forth and then offer some strategies for improving female happiness.
Oprah recently had Martha Stewart on her show. Apparently thousands of women had written in about having Martha show them, once again, how to properly fold a fitted bed sheet. This made me think; is the state of our linen closets just one more standard to which women need to measure up? And are these impossible standards contributing to the steady drop that researchers have found in women’s happiness since 1972?