Independence shouldn't be seen as a threat. She may try to self-sabotage. Why is it that we embrace the alpha male ideology so easily, yet it wasn't until recently that we began to soften toward the female equivalent of this concept? She is your partner, not your wife Image source: Google, copyright-free image under Creative Commons License So if you have a sleepover with her, expect a lot of fun and cuddling and fooling around, sure. But God forbid you wake up in the morning and expect her to make you breakfast in bed, because she will dress up, grab a cup of coffee, and head out for work. She will watch you like a hawk and scrutinize your ability to handle the relationship.
For her, marriage is not the end of her identity, it's just a phase of life; she will love her spouse and never be shy of exhibiting the same. Independent women have a tendency to want to substantiate their career before giving into marriage and having kids. For all you men out there who fear a woman in charge, stop it! Small acts of chivalry might not cut it for women who are highly independent. They love when you need them to open the pickle jar or change the oil in your car. While she may appreciate it if you are doing things for her, she may not like it very much either, she'll feel like you are bestowing a great favor upon her. Who is an independent woman? I had to save myself. She is independent in every sense.
He graduated from the American School of Professional Psychology in 2011. Regardless of whom you are with, the trick is to find a working balance. She will probably admire you for not needing to be coddled all the time. She does not need you to drive her anywhere, do her laundry, take her out to dinner, or anything else. So, let her do things her own way. Stay at home and mind the kids? Just because the woman you love is fiercely independent, it does not mean that you should always go by her rules.
This article was originally published with the ; republished with the kindest permission. Independent women can be extremely intimidating, but also can be the most rewarding if you are willing to get past that intimidation. Paul Chernyak is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Chicago. She likely won't spend her days doting on you or leaning on you for constant support and reassurance. You might not need a man, but you definitely need guyfriends.
While I can't speak for everyone, I can give you an idea of what I think the independent woman wants you to know before dating her: 1. She will not appreciate the fact that you made a decision without considering her in the matter. She is hard to please, yet soft at heart. She will not whine on your shoulder all the time. Does she only think about her own desires, instead of a potential partner's? Some women are inherently independent while others just learn to be independent with time. At the end of the day, man is a social animal, and we all need each other. She can be just as warm and affectionate as any woman.
She has been through hard, trying times, she has probably faced enough troubles in her life, taken care of the sick or elderly, faced financial problems, been dumped, lost loved ones, and what not, everything on her own. She knows what she wants, she controls her life, so say what you genuinely mean. Women are no longer required to be homemakers, and the dynamics of modern relationships has dramatically changed over the past couple decades. Tell your partner about what you need. You have to keep certain pointers in mind if you plan to have her in your life. This way, you can also find out whether you are both willing to give each other some leeway in the relationship. Did you manage to snag an? She makes her own life and it would be a challenge for you to get her.
Not sure if this describes you? So if you are dating her, be ready to face a barrage of questions from her friends, who want to make sure you are the right guy for her. Part of that entails being true to yourself. Even the trivial things could get blown out of proportion, if you managed to disregard her input in any matter. You know, somewhere off in the future. They run their businesses successfully and they would rather run their small businesses than work for a ruthless boss. She loves to socialize, so if you take her to a party full of unknown people, you can be sure she will know more than half of them by the time the party is done.
This basically means that women are the boss. Don't miss the other great quizzes we have here. If she is putting her goals first, you can do the same. If you fear you might be bored, take a book or magazine with you. Screw diamonds, independence is a girl's best friend.