Livin’ Single and Hustlin’: Build Your Foundation First before Marriage

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Livin’ Single and Hustlin’: Build Your Foundation First before Marriage

By That Riverz Gurl

Being single is a choice, not a privilege – and while a lot of women in today’s society are complaining about being single, they don’t realize that it was for a reason and a purpose that they are single. Yes a lot of women choose to be single, based on several of situations which may be personal or universal.  I remember years ago when I was in a relationship with a man that I thought I was going to be with for the rest of my life!  Don’t we all have that fairytale story to share with our girlfriends?  I met him when I was 18 and he was 21. I invested my time, energy, and my soul to this man because I never felt this way before.  I thought I was grown until things fell apart with him cheating on me several times, and me being dumb enough to take him back because I would have felt lonely if I didn’t have a man in my life.  That was my whole focus throughout high school and college.  Sounds crazy huh?  But as crazy as it may sound, a lot of women have gone through this or is still going through this now.

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Remember this, being single isn’t wrong!  It gives you the absolute freedom to be yourself, love yourself more and to build your foundation as a boss babe and career women before settling down in a serious relationship.  It took me a while to get over my ex of five years and investing my time with him for eight years.  There have been times where I would cry and become depressed because I didn’t understand what went wrong.  When a person can’t entirely commit to a relationship, then they aren’t the one!  Trust and believe I learned that the hard way.  Build your foundation and your empire so that you can make all of your dreams and visions come true.  You are single for a reason and don’t rush playing the dating game if you don’t have all the right cards to play.  Life is filled with possibilities and opportunities and it is too short to waste it on a relationship that isn’t working or meant to be.  Keep hustlin’ and staying on your grind.  When you wait and when you are ready for real love, it will come at the moment you least expect it.


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Patrice Rivers is an entertainment and lifestyle writer, journalist, blogger and owner of That Riverz Gurl Brand. Check out her website at www.patricerivers.com  Follow her on IG @thatriverzgurlbrand

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