Love, Self

If You Can Pay Your Own Bills, You'll NEVER Have To Depend On A Man

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As a young, entitled millennial, I love complaining about bills. 

The moment I see those glaring envelopes in my mailbox, I get the urge to tweet my irritation out to the world that I, Emily Blackwood, have to shell out loads of cash every month just to survive. 

Woe is me.

But recently I found the error in my dramatics (a rare thing, mind you), and realized that I should be celebrating every month when those bills come soaring in. 

Because as annoying as they are, I can still fuckin' pay them all. 

On my own.  


Not that many decades ago, a woman had to marry a guy if she ever wanted to move out of her parents house. Depending on a man was not only the norm, but it was necessity. 

And there are still girls today that either have to do that (which in those cases, I have no room to judge) and girls that want to do that because they don't want to put the effort in to make it on their own (I have room to judge a little here). 

There are a million and one things that will always be out of our control, but you should always try to be in control of your life and the way you want to live it.


Don't stay with a guy just because he takes care of you and you're lazy. Because one day he could kick your ass out and then where will you go?? 

Relationships should provide a lot of wonderful things in your life, and it is easier to live and have a better lifestyle when you have someone else to share the load.

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to carry the load yourself.