Fairy tales should come with a disclaimer: “Sorry, don’t get your hopes up. This is not real life.”
You grow up reading books and watching movies that fill your mind with the idea that Mr. (or Mrs.) Right is going to bump into you at the grocery store or cross your path while you're walking your dog at the park. And they leave you half expecting him or her to magically appear on the sidewalk every time you leave your house.
Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way, and that can be frustrating. The seemingly constant loop of news feed posts announcing your friends' engagements and baby showers certainly doesn't make it any easier. Sometimes your "desperation meter" can get so high that you find yourself willing to settle for anything with two legs.
My sister Sarah and I get it, and that's why we've dedicated our lives to helping women unleash the power within themselves.
If you've been on this voyage to find the right partner for what feels like forever but seem to always end up with the wrong one, here are 10 of our top tips that can help: