Whenever I go home to see my family, I always try and make time to see my childhood friends. I am close with a few of them still, but our lives are pretty different now. They're all married with children and I'm not. Partly because I didn't marry my high school boyfriend, but also because that isn't the life I dreamed about growing up. That isn't to say either choice is wrong. Happiness is what's important and I've never seen them happier, so of course I'm glad for them.
But it bothers me that any time they ask me if I'm seeing someone and I say no, they assure me not to worry, that he's out there, I will find him. I don't need to be with someone to feel fulfilled, I'm doing just fine on my own. It's always bothered me that this wasn't enough for them to see me as being successful.