Mindy Kaling’s feminist approach to marriage should be shared with young girls

Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak were an amazing couple, and the actress has previously confessed that she would have married her Office costar if he had popped the question when they were still an item. But Kaling’s views about marriage now appear to have drastically shifted over the years.

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During an interview with the February issue of Good Housekeeping, The Mindy Project star revealed that she “doesn’t need marriage.”

“When I was younger, I wanted so badly to be married and have kids in a rush,” Kaling said. “I loved my parents’ relationship. The way my father was with my mother when she was dying was so moving. It was such devotion. I don’t know that that will happen for me, but I like it.”

We’re not saying Kaling has ruled out the possibility of marriage entirely, but she has realized that she is OK with not being married. In fact, she’s more than just OK.

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“I don’t need marriage,” Kaling said. “I don’t need anyone to take care of all my needs and desires. I can take care of them myself now.”

Kaling makes a very good point and her words send a positive message to women everywhere: rely on yourself to take care of your needs, desires and happiness.

For all those fans out there who are still hoping for a Kaling and Novak reunion, that probably won’t happen, but the pair does still share a very special bond.

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“I’m definitely not in the friends-with-my-exes camp,” she confessed. “But B.J. has the stamp for life as a friend. My mom loved him. He feels like family.”


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