As women grow older it seems that there is more and more pressure on them to settle down and have children. Our so-called “biological clocks” are ticking and if we don’t hurry up and have a family, even if we aren’t ready, we may never get the chance.
Many older celebrities such as Halle Berry have shown us that this is not the case at all. She had a baby recently at the age of 47 and both mom and baby were perfectly healthy. Now 43 year old actress Nia Long is speaking out about these pressures to settle down and why she is not going to give in to it.
Long had an interview with Rolling Out where she spoke of how women really need to get it out of their heads that if a family doesn’t happen for them by a certain age it will never happen. She says that so many women today are ambitious and career-driven and it is taking them longer to finally settling down, but there is nothing wrong with that. Longs says that if it is meant to happen for you, it will happen. She asks if you would want to rush into a relationship and family with someone that you were not sure is right for you and then have to start all over again years later when that relationship ends?
Long also tells women that they need to have open hearts and open minds when it comes to looking for love. The person that you should be with may not always fit your “perfect mate” mold but they could be the best thing for you. You may not find love where you expect to find it either. One day it could just sneak up on you. According to Long, women need to relax, stay calm, and realize that there is no deadline for anything. If you want it to happen, it will but you cannot be stressed about it.