If You’re Lucky Enough To Have A Strong Woman In Your Life, Don’t Let Her Go

Strong women are everywhere but they don’t let just anyone into their lives. That’s why, if you’re lucky enough to have one such woman in yours, you should be doing everything you can to keep her. Here’s why she’s so special:

  1. She exactly knows what she wants and goes after it. Strong women know what they want and they go after it. They don’t sit around waiting for it to magically happen, they get out there and start hustling. A strong woman will know whether or not she wants you in her life. She’ll never play games or toy around with your emotions. Out of all the guys she could have picked, she chose you. Keep that in mind.
  2. She has confidence in spades. There’s no need to reassure her with sweet nothings or empty compliments. A strong woman knows her worth and doesn’t seek attention or validation from anyone but herself. She takes care of herself physically and emotionally. No one knows how to be happy in their own skin better than a strong woman.
  3. She has her own life and she plans to keep it that way. A strong woman wants to be with you but never NEEDS to be with you. She has her own life, her own aspirations, and her own friends. She’ll never think twice about standing with you, but make no mistake — a strong woman can stand alone.
  4. She’s choosy about who and what she allows in her life. If a strong woman chooses you, it’s not just out of convenience or boredom. She’s picky about who gets to be in her life. Only like-minded people who are strong, intelligent, and independent can be in her company. Anyone who is second-rate does not get a shot at being in a strong woman’s life. She’s too smart to let them in.
  5. She’ll make you a better man. A true sign of a strong a woman is her ability to raise up the others around her. If you’re in her life, you can expect to become the best man you could possibly be. A strong woman doesn’t try to change you, but she motivates and encourages the people in her life to reach their fullest potential. If you’re lucky to be one of those people, you’ll always be able to count on her to lift you up.
  6. She’s smart AF. You can always count on a strong woman to know what’s going on in the world and to have an opinion about it. Strong women make the best conversationalists. There’ll never be a dull moment when you’re around her. She’ll always have something to say and know just how to say it.
  7. She actually knows how to listen. While she can keep the conversation going for hours, a strong woman will always be able and willing to listen to you. You’ll never feel like you have to fight to get a word in or your voice heard. She’s always ready to lend an ear. She wants to know how you feel and genuinely values your opinions.
  8. She really can do it all. A strong woman knows that life can be a balancing act but manages to juggle it anyway. There are always going to be multiple things to get done on a given day but somehow, she can handle it all. She knows how to plan her days to not only accomplish her short-term to-do list but her long-term goals as well.
  9. She knows when to be angry. You’ll never have to worry about a strong woman getting overly jealous or upset about something unless it’s something she should be upset about. If she IS upset, she won’t beat around the bush — she’ll tell you. It’s not out of pettiness or immaturity, either — it’s because she wants to work things out rather than letting them fester and explode later.
  10. She takes care of herself. You’ll never see a strong woman looking anything less than her best from head to toe. She eats well, goes to the gym, tries to get enough sleep,  and always walks out of the door looking and feeling put-together. A strong woman doesn’t make this a vanity thing, but she’s always determined to put her best foot forward.
  11. She has a big heart. There’s nothing a strong woman does half-assed and loving someone is one of them. If you’re with a strong woman, you can count on being loved harder than you’ve ever been before. Strong women love with everything they’ve got — and once you’ve experienced it, you’ll never find anything better.
Emily Ann Gutgold—Emi, for short—is a recent graduate of Penn State University. Her social handle @MiSCONGENiEMiLY stems from her one-time stint as a pageant queen where she was unanimously voted Miss Congeniality by the other contestants. In her free time she enjoys running and eating ice cream, but not at the same time. She currently lives in New York City and works in digital media.