Strong women dating men

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He will build up his counterpart rather than break her down.

And when we think about relationships, about personalities, about our power as individuals and what we need from the people we love—isn’t this true?

When we acknowledge that we are different, yet equals.

It’s not easy loving a strong woman, particularly for weak men.

They do not subdue or diminish who the men around them are, and can be, in and out of a relationship.

Strong women are not too big, too outspoken, too capable to be cared for.

But that’s the difference between weak men and strong men — strong men only want to boost us up, not keep us locked down. We, on the other hand, see the world as a breathtaking place with endless potential, and our positivity leaves them feeling uneasy.

Because just like mama told you, misery loves company.

He will not feel invalidated by a strong woman’s desire to keep her independence or her voice. It possible for a strong woman and a strong man to exist in the same realm, to be strong together.

It’s about time we started switching our perceptions, stopped seeing ‘strong people’ as this select group of individuals and rather our entire human race.

It’s time we stopped labeling people as strong simply because they are louder than others, but took a deeper look at what that strength means, and how we can value it and empower it, rather than call it ‘too much.’ It’s about time we stopped seeing women who feel that they are strong, or powerful, or bold, as women who cannot be loved with the same tenacity, as women who are intimidating, as women who outshine men because that’s absolutely not the truth.

There are two negative perceptions of strong women. So for the sake of understanding who a ‘strong woman’ is, we will say she is a woman who is outspoken and charismatic, a woman who doesn’t allow herself to be stepped on or walked over by the people around her.

First, that there is a select group of them—that not every woman, just from being born, just from opening her mouth, just by being here on this earth, is strong. The second negative perception of strong women is that they are intimidating, unlovable, ‘too much’ for their male counterparts, or unable to be handled or loved because of their fierce independence. Strong women are not too self-reliant to need anyone by their side.

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