When there is someone who leans toward one group, but doesn’t tick every box, people may still encourage them to accept the label in order to expedite the dating process.
It must be incredibly frustrating to hear that you are ‘picky’ from family and friends when you are diligently trying to find your zivug.
It is always a wonderful feeling to meet someone that really seems to “get you.”
“Why don’t they tell us this stuff before we get married?”
You privately decide that you all look more like tree doubles, but worried about being turned into lumber you wisely keep quiet.
It is completely understandable that you would feel like there are so many other single girls in your position – because there are.
Even good reviews hold them back, because public knowledge makes the products seem cheaper and less exclusive.
I once heard that when a teacher does not expect her student to achieve, the student would, in fact, not achieve.
Maybe she is so caught up in the “likes” that she is no longer able to focus on the actual and practical growth that she must put into her future marriage.
Respect and warmth can do wonders to build a relationship.
Your strength and desire to change is a testament to their parenting and love.
Your self-awareness and your ability to worry over their influence will only aid you in this process.
To expect financial support without any impact or input is immature and unrealistic.
Since this girl has known you for the same amount of time that you have known her, you have to assume that she has made her decision with careful thought and deliberation.
You’re tired, and I get it. Tired of being the single sibling, tired of helping the most, and tired of everyone treating you like you can’t possibly be OK on your own.
If someone interesting is suggested and he sounds promising to you, go out on a date. Date with honesty and integrity, and expect the same from the men you are set up with.