Happily single

Dear Queenie,
  I’m going on 30 and have been in a couple of relationships, but nothing that ever got as serious as getting engaged to be married.
  My mother keeps after me about settling down and getting married and having children so I won’t be alone all my life,
  Queenie, I like my life the way it is. How do I get my mother to drop the subject?—Happily single

Dear Happily single,
  Considering the divorce rate these days, getting married is no guarantee that you will stay that way happily for the rest of your life. You will be better off single and happy than married and miserable. You might try pointing that out to your mother.