Why don’t we first examine some core elements of being a “strong woman:”As I look over this list, it seems to me that these qualities are gender neutral. She is seen as, “independent, self-reliant, not needing a man, strong-willed, and a motherly or matronly take charge person who tells people what to do and takes no nonsense.” Bottom line, this is someone to be feared. Brings up mommy issues, feelings of dependency and individuation challenges. In other words, she will have a mind of her own and I may have to justify myself (ideas, beliefs, desires) and she will not go along with me just because I think she should.
“They don’t want to miss out on being part of their group, with whom they glean their identity.”Although you may be ready to walk down the aisle, it can be hard to get a younger man to put a ring on it.
“In some cases, a younger guy is developmentally in a different place,” says psychotherapist Robi Ludwig.
his dry sense of humor kills you, and dang those eyes!
And then you learn that the same year you graduated college, he was wrapping up his freshman year—of high school.
It is work at times and challenging, but it is more than worth it.
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Cons: This is starting to sound like work and it will take a serious effort if you are not used to going out with a strong woman.
There is an upside to going out with a strong woman.
All of them were inspirational in what they did and how they conducted themselves.◊♦◊I confess, I am biased as you might have guessed.