Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something woman would give a 20-something if she were a “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
Take care of yourself physically and emotionally. People tell you it doesn’t matter what you are on the outside. It’s the inside. But you know as time went by I realized it’s the outside that attracts but it’s the inside that keeps .
Don’t give yourself up too quickly. Get to know yourself. Get to know different men and different personalities. I dated one man for a long time and I didn’t really get to know myself and I think that’s why my marriage failed because in my twenties. I didn’t explore other men in terms of dating to get to know myself and relationships, and what I like, what I don’t like and whether I’m giving too much emotionally to a relationship which I did in my twenties.
Friendships. A girlfriend. Friendship relationships are really important in your twenties because those are the people that will encourage you and give you your self-worth if you need that from other people. It all comes from within, but your friends can serve as fertilizer and water for you.