How to Resist The Pressure to Get Married

Society expects a woman to get married and have kids. If she doesn’t get married or have kids then she is not a complete woman. It’s even harder for a pretty woman to get by in life without being asked why she isn’t married with kids. In fact, people think there must be something wrong with her…maybe she has some venereal disease.

So given what society expects of us, it’s not uncommon to find mums trying to hook up their daughters with some guy they thinks would be a good match for them or friends setting up their single friends with one of their old male friends. And when they think your “eggs” are almost expiring, they start telling you to lower your standards.

“You will never get a man at this rate. You’re almost forty. Just take whatever comes your way”

“All your friends are getting married Jackie. When will you get married? I want to see my grandkids before I die”

Then there’s this biological clock that makes women rush to get married by a certain age.

“I don’t want to be running after a toddler at 45 years old”.

“Who’ll wanna marry a 40 year old woman?”

The pressure to find a suitor has made many women give up their careers and aspirations because they want to live up to society’s expectations. So they end up marrying the wrong guy or they marry the right guy at the wrong time and end up regretting it for the rest of their lives.

The pressure to get married can really take a toll on a woman who doesn’t want to ever get married or isn’t ready to get married. So here’s how you can resist the pressure to get married: