My sister and brother in law were giving me well-meaning advice today and it's resulted in causing my monthly freak-out.

The words "well, you'll NEVER get married and have a family if you aren't self-sufficient and living on your own" were said.

I am freaking-out I don't want to be alone forever.
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine

That is such nonsense. I'd be willing to bet my house that the overwhelming majority of married women were not self-sufficient or living on their own at the time they got married. All you need to get married and make a family is a willing partner. It's really as simple as that.