It is at moments such as these your inner Bridget will come out to play, whatever your stage of life or whether you are single or married.
Miss Jones, as the dreamy Daniel Cleaver likes to call her, is your best friend in a bag.
Her comedic sensibilities and warmth are irresistible, as is her spot-on portrayal of a woman who's tenacious and determined, but not afraid to reveal her flaws and insecurities, as she grapples with conflicting aspirations.
"Bridget is eternally optimistic, self-effacing and finds humour when facing adversity.
“Once he was clearly not going to be able to do it I’m not going to be one of those people to try and twist arms.” “I thought it could work at all,” he said.
“I think it was quite a feat that they’ve managed to find a version which does survive his absence.
Cassette players and landlines have been replaced by i Pods and smart phones, chardonnay has given way to prosecco and calorie counting to clean eating. But such changes have had no impact on either Bridget’s staying power or what she represents – she remains a cultural phenomenon.
They could, like Fifty Shades Of Grey, have been an on-screen disappointment, but thanks to a combination of clever casting – Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth – and a brilliant script, they are the go-to film on a lazy Sunday or a pick-me-up on dull days.
In it Bridget is pregnant and unsure whether the father is Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) or the newly introduced Jack Qwant (Patrick Dempsey). Surely by our forties we have taken charge of our careers and love lives?
But what about when you are the token divorcee surrounded by your happily married friends or the time the colleague 15 years your junior and fresh out of university gets that longed-for promotion?
She's perfectly imperfect, and that's what people relate to in her," reflects It was early in 1995 when Helen Fielding's column, written from the point of view of a London singleton, who guzzled Chardonnay, obsessed over her daily calorie intake and coined phrases such as 'wanton sex goddess', first appeared in The Independent.
The novels, Bridget Jones's Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason, followed in 19, with the respective movie adaptations in 2001, which earned an Oscar nomination, and 2004.