Great piece — identified with soooo much. I recently turned 35 and having not met Mr Right or even Mr Right For Now have decided to look to myself to see how I can give myself the things I seek in others. Cos when I was in relationships I wasn’t necessarily happy. I can’t lie and say that I still don’t hope for the fairytale but growing up means recognising that life is not a fairytale and certain dreams like the idea of true love and finding a mate to raise a family with might never come true. Rather than run from that fear and do everything in my power to avoid it, like I have done for the past 10 years, I am trying to embrace it. It is NOT easy but nothing worthwhile ever is.