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JUST BRENDA: Is there such a thing as a sell-by date for women?

Tuesday April 16 2019
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My guy friend recently told me that I had approached my sell-by date of getting married. Is there such a thing? PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

By JUST BRENDA

Hello Brenda,

I’m 34 and the mother of a baby girl.

I was speaking to a guy friend recently who told me that I had approached my sell-by date of getting married and should just focus on my studies (I went back to school), because I could not land a husband.

Surely Brenda, is there such a thing as a sell-by date for women? I also don’t want to have any more children and he said it was impossible to get a man who did not want children as well.

What do you think?

 

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Nonsense. Don't let some ignorant and backward man's view of marriage and woman affect your thriving life.

A sell-by date? Are you a packet of milk?

Just because he doesn't want a mature woman who comes with a wonderful child, definitely doesn't mean that there isn't a man out there who doesn't. And besides – a lot of men are coming with their own children as well, looking for love as well.

You and I both know many women who have gotten married with all their children, and so we both know for a fact that it isn't true.

Unnecessary stigmatisation of single others, and women in general, if the news is anything to go by, needs to STOP. I hope you laughed in his face and went on your merry way.

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