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22 Struggles That Are Way Too Real For Jane Austen Heroines

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Jane Austen heroine must be in want of a husband.

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1. Your mother will never let you forget how single you are.

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2. And is constantly trying to set you up with eligible bachelors.

3. The older you get, the more judgment you receive for being single.

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4. But meeting a guy is hard, and you sometimes have to resort to drastic measures.

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5. Or just stick closer to home.

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6. You have a habit of getting involved with guys who are all wrong for you, at least at first.

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7. You want to marry for love… so you have to make sure to fall in love with a rich guy.

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8. Because while your family wants to see you wedded, they certainly don’t want it to be to someone who earns less than £5,000 a year.

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9. (You live in a time where £5,000 a year is a LOT of money.)

10. Because society is patriarchal AF and you can’t even own your own damn house.

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11. Or, like, get a job?

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12. Not that you would want one. You’re not a servant after all.

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13. And you’re super busy anyway because you have to be so ~accomplished~.

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14. And spend so much time socialising...

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15. Even if you hate most of the people you know.

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16. And all you really want to do is stay in your room and read.

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17. You do love balls, but they’re few and far between.

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18. And you don’t always get much choice about your dance partners.

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19. Also showers don’t exist so like, everyone gets kinda smelly.

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20. And can we talk about how this hairstyle is flattering on literally nobody?

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21. When you do finally find a (rich) guy you like, you don’t get any privacy.

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22. And you have to get engaged before you can even really date.

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But at least you always get your happily ever after.

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