This article was shared in jest between two female friends of mine, and out of curiosity I read it was well.
What I found was puzzling, and I would love to hear your thoughts.
'Deprived of Romantic Love' was written by a young woman who describes her life as a daily struggle to hide her unhappiness over being without a relationship. She worries about finding romance, being told conflicting ideas about stumbling upon love. On one hand she is told to actively pursue love while the other tells her to go about her life doing what makes her happy and the right person will find her.
What I wonder is, whether you are looking for love or hoping it is looking for you, is it healthy to be this caught up in finding someone to be with? What does this say about our capabilities of being by ourselves?
I worry that we are more and more associating being alone with being lonely, which is not always the case.
I remember the pressing questions from my family starting in high school and finally ending on my wedding day, about when I would be settling down, finding the right girl, starting a family. Young adults are constantly pestered about this area of their life.
What we need to do is start celebrating independence, and this piece does the opposite. I encourage you to read it and form your own opinion.