Michelle Williams has lived a lot of life in her just 31 years. Having been through the romance and drama with Heath Ledger, becoming a mom to daughter Matilda, having to cope with Heath's death, being a single mom, getting back on her feet and finding love again (first with director Spike Jonze and now she's dating the always adorable Jason Segel) ... Not to mention going from the Creek's Jen Lindley to a thrice Oscar-nominated actress. Yeah, Michelle's definitely earned her place as a role model for women in their 20s and 30s.
Even more reason to tune into sage love advice she recently gave Canada's Flare magazine.
Talking about relationships, Michelle said:
You deserve more than just somebody who's nice to you. I think that so often these days, niceness seems like it should be enough because it seems like such a rare quality but when you get inside of it, you think, 'Hmmm … I can be pretty nice to myself.' What about these other things? Life is too short and too crappy to not try to get more of what you want.
LOVE it! See, how wise is she? Michelle Williams is like Yoda with a pretty blonde pixie cut. She got right to the heart of what many women are dealing with these days ... which is they're just thrilled to find a guy who isn't a cheater, liar, sociopath, megalomaniac, or some other form of irritating, totally undateable skeezebag! So sad. But unfortunately, true!! I'm not saying there aren't wonderful men out there, but when you're navigating the waters of online dating or even the bar scene, it can be really challenging to sift through all the jerks.
And yet, what Michelle's saying, I think, is that ultimately it boils down to you, the single lady. You have to love yourself enough to know that yes, you do deserve someone who has more to offer than just calling when he says he will or giving you compliments. Women should know we deserve our best match -- not just a "good enough" one. Meaning he's got most (if not all) of what you're looking for in a partner. You find him attractive, he makes you laugh, you have that "spark." Because yeesh! By settling for a guy who is simply and strictly "nice," we're only selling ourselves short.
How do you feel about Michelle's advice?
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