8 Life Lessons I Learned From Sex And The City

Sex And The City is an all time favourite show for countless women not only for being so entertaining, but because it taught us some crucial lessons about life.

This show made the beloved characters of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda go through situations which were sometimes similar to our own lives.

When we were going through a breakup, heartache, or just trying to navigate our way through life, so were they. This iconic show has made a big mark and left quite the legacy, but along with that it also left some valuable life lessons which are very relatable.

Have your own opinion

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This show definitely taught the importance of having your own opinion and beliefs. In fact, it even displayed how you don’t need to have the exact same viewpoints and perspectives as your main group of friends. Who doesn’t want a friend who is willing to speak their mind and be honest even when their opinion differs from your own?

It’s good to be unique

The women in this show were confident, strong, and did not let others bring them down. They were tough, proud, and happy to be who they were, they embraced it!

It’s not a bad thing to be different, who cares about going with the social norms when you can be your unique self. These women stayed true to themselves and it is one of the most important lessons from Sex And The City that you can apply to your life.

Sex is no a taboo

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Sex isn’t a taboo topic, and it certainly shouldn’t be. It is important to remember that everyone has it, and it’s okay to love it. Sex isn’t a secret that can never be discussed or experienced. Sex is a natural part of life, and Sex And The City made this a big point in the show. No one should be ashamed of having sex or talking about it.

Friends will have your back

“They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie

Throughout the show, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda always had each other’s backs and supported each other, through thick and thin. Despite all the drama in their lives, they still kept their friendship strong, and this is something that should be a reminder for everyone. Keeping your friends close is important, but you also have to support them and be there for them.

“The one” is YOUR version of perfect man


The show made it very clear that women should not spend time looking for every woman’s version of Prince Charming. Instead, women should look for their own version of the perfect man. This is very important to remember, you should find that one person who is the person for you, not the person the society would approve of.

Don’t forget to take care of yourself

It’s important to remember that sometimes you just need to forget about what others expect from you and do what you need to do for yourself. It’s important to push for what you believe in and to strive for what will truly make you happy. Sometimes you have to go for it and make yourself happy for being who you truly are.

Never settle


Carrie left a lasting reminder to never settle in life, to never do something you don’t want to do, and to never be toned down and tamed. She is a reminder to keep searching and questioning things in life until you are beyond satisfied and happy.

Independence is vital

Sex And The City made sure women knew that it is nice to have a man around, but you don’t actually need one to be happy. They enforced the fact that a man does not make you fulfilled and accomplished, you  have to do that on your own. Having that one amazing person in your life is great, but it is also not what makes you who you are.

This show was not only something fun and entertaining for people everywhere to watch. It was also a show that offered advice and displayed common issues for women everywhere.

It’s Carrie that has a column. It’s Carrie that should know how to use words. But without Samantha, Sex and the city would be boring. Here are some of her fabulous quotes.

There are many more life lessons to learn and even keep in mind in your everyday life from Sex And The City. If you can think of any more, feel free to share!

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Christian Harris

Dreamer, and then a liver of dreams. I love music, exploring, and living life to the fullest. I'm interested in fashion, makeup, life, exercise and so much more.

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