You’ve managed to create a relationship with the strong woman in your life who loves you, but you might be wondering how to keep her buff heart bonded to yours. It can be a daunting task to allow a strong woman all the freedom she needs to spread her wings, while making sure that her heart belongs to you alone.
This challenging balancing act is easier than it sounds as long as you can avoid some seriously unacceptable behavior. Let’s discuss 7 things that your strong woman will never tolerate in your relationship.
7 THINGS A STRONG WOMAN WILL NEVER TOLERATE IN A RELATIONSHIP
Disrespect is a very broad category of behavior that a strong woman will not tolerate in a relationship. You may be worrying, but how will you know if you’ve disrespected her?
Disrespect for a strong woman could be anything from telling her that she throws ‘like a girl’ to disagreeing with her opinion in a belittling way. It could be your disagreement that women deserve equal pay for equal work to your tone when you say something you thought was a compliment.
Following the Golden Rule is to treat her the way you would want to be treated. Even better than that is to treat her the way she wants to be treated. You aren’t a mind-reader, most likely, so the easiest way to avoid treating her disrespectfully is to ask her how she would like to be treated.
2. DOMINATING THE RELATIONSHIP
Control can be kinky at times in the bedroom, but when one partner totally dominates the balance of power, it puts a strong woman in a position of powerlessness, which she will never tolerate in a relationship.
Strong women know how to take the lead, when to be in control and when to be vulnerable and they can do all of it without you telling them what to do. To be in a relationship with a strong woman, you have to let her be in the drivers seat frequently.
3. TREATING HER WITH INEQUALITY
Treat the strong woman in your relationship as your equal in every way, and if she needs your help, trust her to ask for it. Make your relationship a level playing field, regardless of your income, education, ethnicity, gender, political affiliation, social status, etc. and your strong woman will appreciate the respect that you’re giving her.
4. BREAKING HER BOUNDARIES
If a strong woman has already told you ‘No’ or ‘Don’t do that again’ once, you’d better be sure not to break her personal boundaries again. Women have been repressed as the weaker sex for a long time in our social norms, and as a result, strong women everywhere have had to stand up and demand that you do not tread on us.
A strong woman knows her personal limits, values, morals, and beliefs and she knows where to draw the line. Don’t push her boundaries or you will feel her anger.
5. A NEGATIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD HER SUGGESTIONS
Everyone can have periods of negativity and they will reject their partner’s ideas, but a strong woman will never tolerate someone who is always negative about her wonderful suggestions.
6. NOT SUPPORTING HER DREAMS OR HER HEART
‘There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer’ – Marilyn Monroe
Do not think that a strong woman will continue to tolerate a partner who has no interest in helping her achieve her dream. For that matter, she doesn’t want you to stomp on her heart either. Be supportive of her desires or a strong woman will be looking to leave the relationship.
Researchers studying the psychological well-being of men and women in relationships found that supportive relationships are less psychologically distressful while strained relationships are associated with anxiety and distress.
Not being supported is stressful for both men and women, however, researchers also found that the strong women were more socially active than men, which meant that they would have had even higher levels of stress if they didn’t have the emotional support of their friends.
7. EMOTIONAL CONSTIPATION
Just let it out already. In a study of women in lesbian relationships, most strong women wanted two things; independence of decision-making and communicating emotions to form a deep, intimate connection to their partner. These two qualities are also desirable in a relationship with a strong heterosexual woman as well.
Women possess higher emotional intelligence than most men do. As a result, they are able to pick up on the subtle body language, tone, and verbal cues that reveal hidden emotions.
Women are also strong because they do the majority of the emotional work in a relationship. That is, women seek to help their romantic partner to express negative emotions, understand the reasons for the feelings, and seek to help return their partner to a positive emotion.