Some men think that loyalty is the be-all and end-all for any woman in a relationship. As catastrophic as cheating can be, a woman may be fed up with things far more or just as much as an unfaithful mate. If he’s loyal as a dog but isn’t giving her any of these five things, it’s enough for her to question whether it’s worth trying to work things out. What do strong women value more than loyalty?
What makes strong women so strong is that they are already aware of what they bring to the table (or in this case, a relationship). They take pride in everything that they are and are comfortable in their own skin. So if she can find a man who values her the way that she values herself, that’s a great start. But if she gets a sense that her partner is demeaning or disrespecting her in any way, there is little hope that the relationship may last.
A soul connection
First and foremost, there needs to be some sense of chemistry or bond in the relationship. It’s what attracted you to each other and what will keep you engaged for the long haul. Not just the physical, even though that’s important as well, a strong woman needs to find someone she can share a deep connection with about the things that excite her every day, the things that scare her more than anything, what she dreams about every night and how she wants her future to look like.
Honest to goodness
Strong women have experienced their fair share of liars, manipulators and fake friends – it’s the reason why they’re so resilient today. So when a man comes along who can tell her exactly like it is—even if she might not want to hear it sometimes—it’s a breath of fresh air. A mate who sugarcoats the truth or feeds her everything she wants to hear will do nothing to help the relationship move forward. When a man tells you the truth, it means that he truly respects you and that he will do whatever he can to show you that you can trust him.
Communication, communication, communication
A relationship can’t function without it. A woman values a man who can be upfront with her about how he feels in the relationship (without her having to ask him about it) or about anything he’s feeling that she deserves to know about. It’s what being in a healthy, mature relationship is all about. Bottling up your emotions won’t do either of you any favors; it will stunt the relationship’s growth before it even starts.
We bring this up more than a few times on our site because it’s the truth. All good relationships thrive on give and take. If a guy is doing all of the taking without even considering to meet you halfway on your own needs, it won’t be long before his selfishness is no longer tolerated. A strong woman knows her limits.