No man who loves you will make you feel as if you’re compromising yourself to be with him. Because that’s not love, that’s manipulation.
A woman’s strength does not equal a man’s weakness.
Someone who gets stronger the longer she suffers, someone who tries harder the more she fails, have you seen someone like that around?
She needs a man who is comfortable enough to allow her to pursue her dreams and is not threatened by the accolades or attention she may receive from pursuing these dreams.
The thing is, that even though it’s great to have people who got your back and support you, there are still some things in life that you have to go through on your own.
So how do we know when dependence levels are healthy and we have attained that holy grail of all things – balance? How about when we are able to allow ourselves be supported without feeling excessively vulnerable?
Life is too fragile to settle for a partner who is abusive, for a connection that is one-sided, for being with someone who sucks the energy and happiness from you on a daily basis. You are a person of value. You deserve care. You deserve respect.
You’ll learn what it means to speak your truth again. To not be afraid to voice yourself and your opinion without starting and argument or offending the other person, because he’ll welcome everything you have to say and won’t want to fight, but explore your viewpoint with you.
Dating in any circumstance has its obstacles of course. Throw a couple kids into the mix and you my friend will have a whole shitstorm of challenges ahead of you.