If You’re An Independent Woman, You Probably Do These 10 Things Differently

The idea of being strong and independent all on your own is thrilling — a goal for modern women everywhere. But you can still be an independent woman AND be in a relationship. Sure, having this title might seem to be a little challenging for some guys since they’re probably not used to dating someone who’s used to having their space and doing things solo, but it’s something they’re bound to be attracted to. After all, independent women don’t need anyone else to stay strong. You’re fully aware of your strengths and you’ll do whatever you can to reach your goals. Here’s what else sets you apart:

1. You’re not afraid of doing things alone.

There’s no need for you to pester your friends on a group chat, hoping someone else will feign interest in going. You already bought your single ticket to Fifty Shades of Grey on Fandango and don’t need anyone else to share that popcorn with. In fact, she kind of prefers seeing movies by yourself. That way, you can form your own opinion about it and not just chat about how attractive Jamie Dornan is on the car ride home.

2. You get stuff done without complaining.

The average person might use the snow as a reason not to head to the grocery store. You lace up your boots, put on your winter hat, and realize that driving slow and carefully will just be a minor inconvenience if it means having fresh fruit and vegetables in the house. Of course, there are times when you’ll want to bitch and moan like everyone else, but that doesn’t stop you from completing your daily missions.

3.You don’t need a husband to have a family.

If your biological clock is ticking, she’s not using your lack of a boyfriend or husband to deter you from having the role of a lifetime – who says raising kids on your own is too hard? The independent woman will laugh at all of the old-fashioned statements that a child needs a father and a mother since you know you can be both and do an amazing job at it — even if that means you won’t have much time for anything else.

4. You don’t struggle to make decisions.

When you hang out with friends, you don’t hesitate to share your opinions on what you should do and where you should eat – and you’re so convinced that none of your friends ever second guess you. The independent woman knows what she wants in life and doesn’t waste time waffling through various options – why bother when you’re certain?

5. You’re quick to offer advice – and it’s valuable.

You always make time for your friend and they trust your advice implicitly, likely because you base your advice on life experience and not just stuff you read in a magazine. While your advice might include some tough love, you’re often right. The independent woman never means to hurt someone’s feelings, but you’re definitely not sugarcoating anything.

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Written by Lex Gabrielle

A writer and teacher from New York City who fully supports messy buns and 3+ cups of coffee a day.