10 Things Joan Holloway Harris Would Say About Dating
4. "Sometimes when people get what they want, they realize how limited their goals were."
Translation: Guess what? Your life isn't magically going to become perfect with a boyfriend or a husband.
Logic: Society tells unattached women that we're not as valuable without a man. We're supposed to want the package of marriage and babies. Sometimes our own mothers, grandmothers, and friends subtly (or not so subtly) convey it themselves. Alas, there's been many a woman who has shacked up with a man or even walked down the aisle only to realize her life is still the same life, but now there's just a dude in it.
Craft your own beautiful and fabulous life; don't expect the love of a man will do that for you.