There's something irresistibly indulgent about visiting a psychic: They talk about you. It's the ultimate ego-rub, almost like paying for psychotherapy without the drama, hard truths, and confrontations. "The main reason single women go to psychics is that they want to believe in something greater than themselves and their choices," says psychiatrist and relationship counselor Dr. "Many women feel that psychics offer insight into a life that may not be going the way they planned.
Some women need to know that the choices they made thus far are validated by the promise that Mr.
A recent Pew Research study found that women are twice as likely than men to visit psychics.
"Assuming I learn what I need to learn in the interim, my soul mate will come into my life in the next six months or so.We'll have a long and happy marriage and two or three children." How did this make her feel?"It would be great if it all came true — and I have relaxed since seeing her — but let's see," says Lindsay.It's smarter to look to practical places, not the stars, for hope."Relaxed and very content."Stephanie Lindsay, 40, a floral designer from Louisville, Kentucky, is a bit more cynical, and took her recent future-plotting trip to a fortune teller with a spoonful of salt.
"I've been to reputable psychics just for fun in the past, and nothing substantial came true.
Right is just around the corner." Aileen Sheehan, 37, a New York — based writer, is one such hopeful woman.
"I went for a reading because I wanted to know that my life decisions were leading me to love."Unsurprisingly, Sheehan got the news she wanted.
My friends and I finally understood her distance over the previous months: As many of us had embarked on the road to marriage and motherhood, Beth had been stagnant.
But after a long period filled with heartbreak, divorce, and living alone, there was now a promising guy in her life.
I've given birth to a son who likes science, but that's it.