Let me first say that searching for a life partner is a worthwhile goal!
Women, in particular, in today’s world may hear a message that it isn’t okay to pursue the goal of a partner and family – and, especially to not say it aloud! I think it is a mistake to believe this.
What I do see, too often, is that men and women keep kissing the frog hoping that the frog will eventually turn into the prince or princess.
Kiss a lot of frogs—but when they are still frogs—it is time to move on.
Staying in a bad relationship hoping the person will change is more than a waste of time; it is damaging to self esteem and the longer one is in a bad relationship the more difficult it is to recognize a good person when you see one.