A lot of people really value being in a relationship. But like anything, it's about balance, and while prioritizing a relationship is totally cool, you can put too much importance on it.
No matter how independent you want to be, or are, we can all struggle with being alone sometimes.
We can pinpoint one thing that we want and don't have, then we assume if we get it that will be then life will be good. We'll finally be happy. But life is so much more complicated than that.
Although single's guides and women's magazines like to make us all feel like lost spinsters with the odds stacked against us, I say BS.
A lot of single women— more than half— have have had multiple orgasms. Which I think is freaking amazing.
We search for "The One", we hope for "The One", we go out of our way to find "The One". But implicit in all of this is a sense that we need to look, that we need to make ourselves ready, that we are the …
A divide seems to be forming between those who are getting married and those who jus don't want to get married... maybe ever.
We talk about "relationship goals," patronize women who are single, and act as though getting married or having children is a place we're all desperate to reach. But being in a relationship shouldn't be conflated with "success."
For some reason, people assume that when you're in your late 20s, the only thing that's keeping you from getting married is, well... being asked to get married.
Sometimes having to accept that you're not what someone else wants, through what is often no real fault of your own, can be an incredibly humbling experience.