All the women in my family hate their partners/husbands and yet they already want me to be in a serious relationship with a man? Make it make sense.
I just graduated and have a above-average paying full time job, I have friends and hobbies. I don’t see how a partner would fit into this, time-wise. Why would I need a man anyways? What are they going to provide for me besides a headache?
I guess it seems late in their eyes, most of them got with their current partner when they were ~18. My mom met my dad at 17 and has been with him ever since, but he was a shitty husband and father so that bred my distrust in men.
My older cousin continued the cycle, she got with her current husband when she was in poly and now is married and has two kids (things she didn’t want, but her husband did). I’m the next one up 🙁
I don’t talk about boys and have never had a boyfriend. Most of my family find it strange. I’m pretty high maintenance appearance-wise and my uncles and aunts keep asking my younger cousins to tell them about my “secret boyfriend,” because they couldn’t imagine I don’t have one if I’m putting in effort into my appearance. Boo!
I feel like every woman in my family’s shine is dimmed because of their boyfriends and husbands — they all end up doing things they hate or settling because of their men.
It’s like they’re wishing that torture on me. I don’t get it? Why is it so hard to understand that you can just be single and thriving?