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The person you really need to marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen



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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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When I was divorced after 13 years of bad marriage, I went to see a counselor. I felt terrible and a failure. I was Catholic and guilt ridden. I told her I'd never marry again because I had made such bad mistakes with men in my life. She told me to go home and write down what I was looking for in a man. I thought it was silly, but I did it. In doing so, I realized that the man I had always been looking for would have always been the wrong man for me. That man would have no time for me, would probably be shallow, and we would probably soon tire of each other. It was suddenly so clear who I wanted to share life with. Myself. I vowed never to get married again. Two months later, I met a wonderful man who was completely unlike the men I had dated and married before. I told him I didn't ever want to get married, but I took a chance on seeing him. We've been together every day ever since our first date. Six months later he proposed and we were married six months after that. We've been happily married for 22 years. He is my best friend, my partner in everything worthwhile. We have crossed oceans together on small boats, written books together and we spend 24/7 together now in retirement. I was fortunate enough to have learned from my mistakes. Thanks for sharing this. It's a good reminder.

by Daria Blackwell 2 years ago

I love how she didnโ€™t speak badly about her ex husbands, tells me a lot about her.

by Terry Ula 1 month ago

Don't ever stop dating your wife and don't ever stop flirting with your husband.

by Hรฉlio Sai 6 days ago

"Once you've accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you."

by Okoli Henry 2 months ago

โ€œLife doesnโ€™t give you what you asked for life gives you the people places and situations to develop what you asked forโ€

by R J 2 months ago

When she said: "You're gonna marry yourself right where you are" that hit me like a truck.

by Sileithel 2 weeks ago

If you really look at the word "relationship" and break down what it's supposed to mean... you find that it was never supposed to be 50/50 (I mean it can be if you want it to ofcourse) but it's really the shipping of 100/100. You have to build and define your own ship (spirit) before it can start to relate.

by Jeremiah Moorehead 2 weeks ago

"While dating someone, don't focus on whether or not the other person likes you; but how that person makes you feel": So true, so powerful!

by Alice Geoffroy 1 month ago

People don't know what to look in a partner or HOW to get to know them. I've known people who were in a 10 year relationship without actually really knowing the person they were with. Our brains come up with an ideal version of the other person by "auto-filling" the things we don't know about them with our own wishful thinking, it takes time and conscious effort to truly know how to know a person.

by Daemia 1 week ago

Bottom line: your healthiest relationships will only be as healthy as your relationship with yourself.

by Future SLP 2 years ago

Those of you on your 20s hearing this: think of how much time and anguish youโ€™ve saved yourself. The secret is right here!

by Jordan Smith 2 weeks ago

I'm 20 and it feels like I've just found a cheat code to life. this was incredible!

by Michelle Lionard 1 month ago

She has gone through a lot in her life .. and having that smile and giggle throughout the talk and to talk about her life on the stage and motivating other people with her words takes a lot of courage. She is a beautiful and strong women. Love You.

by Aishu Chandran 1 month ago

Wow, i'm rushing to get a divorce and asking myself on a date so I can slowly fall in love again. Hopefully i'll have the courage to propose to myself soon. Great talk, thanks ๐Ÿค—

by Veronica Flowers 1 month ago

Extraordinarily brave person, with a great ability to laugh while presenting a very important subject. Put a smile on my face and a little tear in my eye at the end ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒป

by tanju hassan 1 week ago

I wish she would do a talk for teens and emphasize being in love with yourself from a young age. I would of loved a class on self love in high school.

by stacy cuellar 2 months ago

Whoever reading this, Youโ€™ll be successful someday! Just keep on pushing๐ŸŒž

by LocLong Channel 2 months ago

She is so gorgeous and Engaging tht i came here again just to watch her talk..

by Anamika Kumari 1 month ago

she's 51. unbelievable. i thought she was in her 30s. she's so beautiful.

by Chacha5678 3 years ago

Are we just going to sit here and ignore how gorgeous her hair is omg๐Ÿ˜

by Rowena Arthur 1 month ago

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