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Nia Long: 30-Something-Year-Old Single Ladies Worry Too Much About Marriage

Nia Long attends Black Girls Rock! 2013 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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Actress Nia Long has some words of advice for single, successful women feeling anxious about finding a partner and settling down.

Long told Rolling Out that women feeling pressure to start a family should let things happen more organically.

"I think that women who are extremely driven to success, ambitious, I think they get to a point in their lives when they're like, 'Uh oh. I am 30-something years old, and I don't have a husband and I don't have children yet and what does that mean?' I think what it means is stay in your course because it's going to happen when it's supposed to happen," Long explained.

The mother of two believes that stage in life doesn't happen for everyone at the same time, "so you can't compare your life to someone else's."

And it wasn't just the crazy pressure women place on themselves that Long talked bout. The Best Man Holiday star says women have to be open to finding and accepting love whenever it shows up.

"You have to have an open heart to be vulnerable to a accept it when it does come. I think the more success you have as a woman, you kinda go, 'Well, I don't really need a man 'cause look: I have everything I want.' But the truth is, you do need a partner because at some point in your life you're not going to want to walk alone."

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