(Quote) Dawn-58330 said: I think a lot of men and women misinterpret the term "independence." I think a good number of me...
(Quote) Dawn-58330 said: I think a lot of men and women misinterpret the term "independence." I think a good number of men have a huge aversion to the word because they have a great desire to be needed by a woman. An "independent woman" makes him feel unnecessary, useless, inferior, and not worth value in her life. And women are often misguided. The better value to embrace is interdependence. "I need/ want you. You need/want me."
Man wants significance in her life. Woman wants to not lose sense of herself in him.
So Dawn, ya think that nasty "Independence" word in my profile description is what is keeping the men from copntacting me?
I gotta say that I AM independent---how else was I going to get my life's essentials as a widow? Certainly not by standing on a street corner with a paper sign and a tin cup.."Will cook, clean, grovel, and otherwise be your maid-servant in exchange for marriage vows"...
I hope to Heaven there are a few terrific men out there, who are firm enough to accept a woman with her own viewpoints and interests, but who will also be willing to share their unique gifts with me. (Actually, I just need ONE man--not into polygamy, here!) After all, aren't we all One Bread, One Body, but with different parts that come together to create that Whole???