Everyone believes that ‘true love’ is the greatest thing that happens to people. Yes, it is true. However, it can come in various forms. In these modern times, an individual can no longer be defined according to their marital status. Society has evolved, and a person can make their own choices whether they choose to endeavor in relationships inside or outside the romantic realm.
However, some people still characterize others, especially women, by their marital status. Jennifer Aniston is a perfect example. She is a world-renowned actress whose films are highly patronized, the Chief Creative Officer of a leading wellness brand, Vital Proteins, and has her own hair care line called LolaVie. To this day, the media relentlessly asks about her past marriages to actors Brad Pitt and Justin Theroux.
To be in a healthy relationship that leads to a lasting marriage, you have to be whole within and be at peace with yourself. Your partner will love and respect you for this. It’s a fact. However, some people choose to be single and are content to be on their own. Jennifer Aniston stated, “We are complete with or without a mate.”
In the past years, divorce rates in certain parts of the world have been so high. People misinterpret the notion of a happy marriage, and most of them force themselves into it since society brags to them that they are considered “successful” in life when they are committed. Our worth can NEVER be dependent on another person. We are the only ones who can determine our self-worth, not society or our husband or wife. Just US.
Jennifer Aniston has been harassed by the media about her marital and maternal status for most of her showbiz life. This has caused her to be ‘angered’ and lash back at people who consistently brag about her. The constant harassment it created a chain of self-esteem problems that affected her romantic life, including their career and relationships with others.
Little girls who grew up being told that they need to be perfect so a husband will come to them can be damaging to a young woman’s self-esteem. They lack being taught to feel confident and to love themselves.
“The best partners are ones that believe that healthy relationships and strong partnerships are solidified when two independent and unique people mutually agree that the goal of their marriage is to help the other person be the best version of themselves. And for a wife, this can only happen when you choose to love yourself more than your spouse,” an article in Marriage.com has stated.
“Here’s where I come out on this topic: we are complete with or without a mate, with or without a child. We get to decide for ourselves what is beautiful when it comes to our bodies. That decision is ours and ours alone. Let’s make that decision for ourselves and for the young women in this world who look to us as examples. Let’s make that decision consciously, outside of the tabloid noise. We don’t need to be married or mothers to be complete. We get to determine our own “happily ever after” for ourselves,” Jennifer Aniston stated in an essay she wrote and published on Huff Post.
After 2 failed marriages, Jennifer still has not closed the doors to the possibility of a new love interest.
“It’s marriage not on my radar. I’m interested in finding a fantastic partner and just living an enjoyable life and having fun with one another. That’s all we should hope for. It doesn’t have to be etched in stone in legal documents,” Jennifer told People in an interview. “I’m in a really peaceful place. I have a job that I love. I have people in my life who are everything to me, and I have beautiful dogs. I’m just a very fortunate and blessed human being.”
None of us need to be married or be in a relationship with someone. However, if true love lands on your feet, go for it! It may be the chance of a lifetime. Do not focus on society’s expectations. Love yourself. Be at peace. Go when you are a hundred percent sure and ready so your relationship will lead to a happy marriage that will last forever.
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