Because the actress will be turning 30 next April, she's been receiving more and more questions about her personal life. Will she find the love of her life? Does she want children?... Emma Watson is tired of the pressure that is put on women in general, especially on those who are in their thirties.
The perfect answer
Photographed for Vogue magazine, the actress who played Hermione Granger (forever in our hearts!) wished to clear the air: she is single and proud of it. Well, rather than "single" she prefers to be called "self-partnered." This bold label can be translated as "in a relationship with myself." And being in a relationship with yourself is a good thing!
"If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby, and you are turning 30, and you’re not in some incredibly secure, stable place in your career, or you’re still figuring things out…There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety,” the actress told Vogue. So, getting closer to one's "self" and thriving as a unique and whole individual sounds like a good way of fighting this "thirties crisis" women are subjected to.
Emma Watson: a strong, powerful woman
A relationship with oneself
Emma Watson is trying to redefine the concept of a relationship. No more of that "old maid" or "crazy cat lady" nonsense. Instead, Rachel Thompson, a journalist for Mashable suggests "overhaul[ing] the way we think about singledom and especially how our culture views single women."
"It took me a long time, but I'm very happy being single."
Aren't working on yourself and your growth the best way to feel accomplished? This Slate article sets the record straight: you have to prioritize self-care and not mistake "spending time with yourself for loneliness."
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