Are you in a loving, committed relationship with a strong woman but you’re not sure how to keep the spark going? It can be challenging to have a strong woman as a partner and allow her the freedom she needs and keep her attention and love at the same time. There is a lot you need to be careful about because strong women will not tolerate your mistakes, they can easy pick up and leave as if nothing happened.
If you’re worried about losing your strong woman because of some silly, little mistakes which can cost you dearly you’ve come to the right place. It will be a lot easier once you find out some of the basics do’s and don’ts and you discover what could cost you your relationship if you’re not careful. Here are 7 of the top mistakes your strong female partner will not tolerate.
- Dominating the relationship
One thing you can be sure a strong woman will not tolerate in a relationship is complete domination from her partner. This will make her feel powerless and it’s not something she is used to.
You need to let your woman to take the lead frequently as they will know when to do it and when to let you take the driver’s seat. You shouldn’t be intimidated by her strong will, that’s what you love about her in the first place.
You may feel like this is a very broad category and there are things that you might think are not disrespectful but she thinks they are. How can you know what you shouldn’t do or say?
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.
The only way to be sure you won’t disrespect her is to treat her as you want to be treated, or even better like she wants to be treated. How can you know? Well you can’t go wrong if you ask her, she surely won’t be ashamed to tell you how she wants to be treated.
- Breaking her boundaries
If your partner has expressed her discontent with something you’ve done or said you need to know that she won’t tell you the same twice. 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.
- Treating her with inequality
You need to treat her with respect and make her feel like your equal in every possible way. Looking down on her or belittling her in any way will not be tolerated and can soon lead to an abrupt end. If she needs your help she will ask for it, you should know that. She needs to feel that you look at her as your equal and nothing less.
- Not supporting her dreams or her heart
‘There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer’ – Marilyn Monroe
Your strong partner won’t stay interested in your relationship for much longer if she feels like you’re not supportive of her ideas and you’re not supporting her on her quest in life. If she feels like you’re holding her back she won’t think twice about leaving 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.
- Negative attitude toward her suggestion
This doesn’t mean that you need to go for every single thing she says but you need to know that if you’re constantly rejecting her ideas and suggestions she won’t tolerate it.
- Emotional constipation
You shouldn’t hold back on your feelings because your strong woman want to hear how you feel. According to a study on relationships, strong women expressed that the key to a successful relationship is independence of decision-making and communicating emotions to form a deep, intimate connection to their partner and you need to remember this is you want to preserve your relationship.
Women are more intelligent emotionally than men and they can read even the subtlest body language which reveals hidden emotions, making it impossible for you to hide your feelings. That’s it’s better if you speak your mind right away if you want to avoid conflict.