Living each day much muchier
Single ladies, we are not Damsels in Distress… we are Divas that Impress!
If you suppressed a hiccup of hot bile on reading that – you’re not alone. I’m convinced women would be less mental about their relationship status if they didn’t face these kinds of platitudes.
On one side we have plenty of fish in the sea and on the other, pure bravado. Neither feels real. Neither has any authenticity.
Platitudes are not wisdom. They’re emotional junk food.
Maybe I’m better off waiting for someone worth my time. Maybe I’m a great catch and they’re all idiots for passing me by. Maybe I’m lucky to be single because I have the freedom to do what I want, when I want.
It all sounds so awkward and horribly pacifying.
So, what SHOULD you say to a single person when they discuss their love life?
The answer is nothing. Nothing in particular anyway. Discuss the topic at hand without feeling like you have to assure them.
Most of the time, they talk about it because it’s part of their day, not because they’re looking for answers.
If they do get mopey, don’t be an enabler. Finding love is important but it’s not everything. Let them know they’re getting myopic. Suggest something to take their mind off it.
Break the platitude cycle and let’s be real with each other!