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The pressure to be in a relationship

Wedding season is upon us. The pressure to be in a relationship can be incredibly strong.

I am happily married to the most wonderful man I have ever met and the years are only increasing my belief that I met “the one”. That being said, I am in my 40s and a minority among my friends who are married or in a long term relationship.

I know that the pressure to settle for anyone can be very real and it gets worse as you get older. Some of my friends have been told that they are “too picky” and told that they should lower their standards in order to find someone. I completely disagree with this. If you are going to share your life with someone, don’t settle for less than you deserve. This person will be in your life day in and day out, through the good and the bad, make sure it’s someone who will stick around and support you and that you will be willing to do the same for them.

Marriage doesn’t mark the passe into mature adulthood. There is no other half. We are all full individuals. Relationships shouldn’t be about completing a missing part, it should be about finding a home for your heart.

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