Has your life turned out exactly like you wanted? Are you divorced? Did you have a child out-of-wedlock? It’s so easy to get caught up in OUR plans. Planning is good, but it’s important to remember that life happens. Things change… and that’s okay. Often you’ll find that change is so much better than the concrete plans you were desperate to hold on to.
Tracy McMillan is a television writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) and relationship author who wrote the book Why You’re Not Married…Yet, based on her viral 2011 Huffington Post blog. She also appeared as a dating coach on the NBC reality show Ready For Love. She lives in Los Angeles and is the mother of a 16-year-old guy.
In her TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen talk, McMillan answers the question: “Who is the one person you need to marry in order to have a successful relationship? (Yourself)”
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