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All Independent Women Want Their Partners Know These 6 Things

All Independent Women Want Their Partners Know These 6 Things

Independent women should be considered a treasure to be with for many reasons. If you are lucky enough to be a partner to an independent woman, you know she’s playing for keeps. Independent women don’t need a partner to thrive so when they find someone special, they allow themselves to be a part of your life. The love is legitimate and her commitment to you is a coveted gift that you should never take for granted. She takes care of herself and has the strength to take care of you too if necessary.

Here are 6 things all independent women want their partners to know:

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1. We Thrive When We Feel Free

If you are with an independent woman, one of the most important elements to the success of your relationship is allowing her to be who she is. Accept that your partner has a greater need for feeling free. It in no way means they love you less, just because they might not want to hang out with you every night. If she wants to go on a vacation alone or with her girlfriends, she’ll appreciate it when you allow her the freedom to do so.

2. We Stay Close to Our Partner When We’re Given Space

Independent women that are given the space they need to thrive will tend to stay closer to their partner by choice. They will appreciate that you honor their independence and give you much in return. Independent women have a good sense of self and have so much to offer. What they expect in return is that you believe in their ability to take care of themselves and that you support them on their journey. She will appreciate the space you allow her and through your actions, she will know you truly love her.

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3. We Like Taking Care of Ourselves

Independent women like taking care of themselves; it’s a personal choice and personality trait that they’re proud to have. Going for walks, to a movie or even to dinner by themselves is easy for them. They buy their own jewelry, open doors for themselves and pump their own gas. They succeed in finance and in relationships because they depend on themselves. She is extremely proud to make her own money and make her own way in the world. She will rarely, if ever, rely on you for things she can do herself. Many times, she will do more for you than she expects you to do for her.

4. We are Emotionally Stable

Women who live their life the way they want to are emotional stable. She doesn’t sweat the small stuff and won’t let little things in life break her confidence. She knows who she is and is comfortable with herself. Due to her true and genuine nature, she is comforting to be around. When she does make a mistake (because she’s a risk taker), she won’t put blame on others. She is accountable for her own life and accepts situations.

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5. We Honor Your Space

As an independent woman, she will honor you and your space. She will give you all the Independence you need and support your personal endeavors. She will do this because she knows how it feels to her to have that support. She believes in your strengths and you ability to handle life, just as she does.

Although independent women value their independence, they still require the same amount of support and love that any woman wants. Independent women also love deeply, passionately and offer support to their partners. They don’t play games as a rule and are genuine people that want the best for the people they love. They don’t suck energy from you or take advantage of you. If your partner is an independent woman, she is with you because she wants to be and not because she needs to be.

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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