Herewith, three “gifts” one 40-something would give a 20-something as their “Forty-Godmother”. What are yours?
Don’t avoid the elephant in the room for too long. It’s easy to go around an issue…to ignore it and just move forward. But eventually you have to go through it. You have to work through it to let it go. You need to gain that understanding of the situation. You will get an understanding of yourself and gain perspective. If you don’t, you will eventually crash into it and it’a a lot harder to deal with then.
In your twenties, you can roll with a lot of things, but don’t just “roll” with. marriage . Having fun and thinking it’s the next step is not enough to sustain a marriage.
Take responsibility for the mistakes you make, recognize things that you don’t have have control over and take pride in the things that you have done that are good.