4. Don’t give up your life.
For many women, when they get involved with someone, they give up their own lives. They turn their backs on their friends and their hobbies and the things that make them ‘them.’
I remember once, at a family reunion, I was reading the Bible, just because I had never read it before. My sister told my daughter that there had to be a guy involved because I would never do anything new unless there was a guy involved. And if there was I guy involved I would change to be just like them. Hearing that didn’t make me feel good but it was true. I do tend to turn myself into a pretzel to be what a guy would want and often become less of myself. And it has never served me.
So, if you want to be an emotionally strong woman in a relationship, stay yourself. Be with your friends. Do those things that bring you joy. These things will make you strong, and a better partner!
5. Speak up.
I believe, wholeheartedly, that communication is the key to success in any relationship. That if there are issues that need to be addressed or compliments that need to be given, everyone should speak up.
I am not saying to be unkind. I am saying don’t let issues get swept under the rug. Don’t assume that your husband knows what you want for your birthday. Don’t go to bed angry, sure that things will be fine in the morning. It is essential that to be an emotionally strong woman in a relationship, we speak up for what we want so that we can get what we want and be happy.
It is on us. No one can read our minds. And problems that aren’t addressed right away can fester until they are very destructive. And don’t forget, on the flip side, to tell your person everything that they are doing that makes you happy. If you do, you will most likely just get more of it.
Being an emotionally strong woman in a relationship is the best way to have it be a successful one.
Being a strong woman is very attractive to a man but you will also find that it can make you feel really good about yourself.
If you are who you are, you don’t ignore red flags or get clingy, if you keep your life and speak up for what you want, you will believe that you deserve love and happiness and you won’t be willing to settle for anything less!
Good for you for seeking to understand. Now go forth, be emotionally strong, and make it happen!
You can do it!
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Written By Mitzi Bockmann Originally Appeared In Let Your Dreams Begin