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I Don’t Need A Man To Complete Me, I Want An Equal Partner Who Will Love And Respect Me

I Don’t Need A Man To Complete Me, I Want An Equal Partner Who Will Love And Respect Me

There is something that has been bothering me for quite a long time, and I finally want to share it with you.

I don’t know why, but for some reason, people are convinced that a woman cannot be happy without a man in her life. The world has this idea that a woman isn’t completed without someone to protect her and take care of her.

I didn’t really think that people still believe that nonsense until one day an old lady told me that I should find someone and just marry already because I won’t be able to succeed on my own. She tried to convince me that I should find someone who will take care of me as if I am not capable of taking care of myself.  

Well, I’ve had it. To hell with your stereotypes!

I am sick of your presumptions that women desperately need men in their life in order to be happy and complete.

I don’t necessarily need a partner in my life, I choose to have one.

And you know why?

Because of love. Because when I fall in love with someone and let them in my life, I do that purely from my heart.

I don’t do it because I desperately need someone to save me, solve my problems, or protect me from all of life’s dangers. I can do all of that on my own.

I’ve already proven to myself that I can do many things on my own. I’ve been there for myself my entire life and here I am. I am perfectly capable of living on my own. I am happy with who I’ve become. I am strong. I am independent and I am not afraid of life’s challenges.

So, when I say that I want a relationship, that certainly doesn’t mean that I need someone to complete me or help me find my happiness. No. It means that I want to fall in love with a person who will be an equal partner and will complement my happiness.

I am not looking for a knight on a white horse to sweep me off my feet and rescue me. I don’t need Prince Charming to kiss me and wake me up from a deep sleep. I don’t need a savior and a protector who will solve my problems.

I just want a kind, honest and loving man who will be willing to love me for who I am and be there for me. A man who will accept my flaws and encourage me to never change. A man who will support my crazy ideas and silly plans. A man who will stay by my side no matter what. A man who will prove to me that real love and commitment do exist. A man who will care about my dreams the same way I do.

I want unity based on equality and mutual understanding. I don’t want someone who will carry me on his shoulders for the rest of his life because I am a woman. I want an equal partner who won’t be afraid to admit he needs my help when he is not capable of doing something on his own.

I want us to help and support each other equally.

Because if we want our relationship to work out, we have to give our best to make it so.

It takes two to tango, and it certainly takes two to build a relationship together.

Stephanie Reeds