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7 things a strong woman will never tolerate in a relationship

Ah the strong woman. She turns heads wherever she walks and doesn’t take shit from no one.

You’ve met her, I’ve met and we all know how powerful of a character she can be.

She’s more than happy to fly solo but if you are going to date her, then you need to be aware: Lie or be selfish and she’ll cut you off immediately.

She knows what she deserves and she won’t settle for less.

Here are 7 things a strong woman simply won’t tolerate:

1) Disrespect

A strong woman values respect above anything else. She sees the value in everyone and always listens to what people have to say. She knows that everyone has something valuable to offer.

So, when you disrespect someone else’s opinion, let alone her own, she simply won’t have it. It’s a sure fire sign that you’re a complete jerk.

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In fact, whenever a strong woman goes on first dates, she pays close attention to how the man treats the waiter. If he’s kind and respectful, she might just see him again. If not, she’s gone to the “toilet” and she won’t come back.

2) Dominating the relationship

Equality is a value that she doesn’t take lightly. It’s cornerstone to her philosophy on life and how she treats other people.

If you expect her to whim at your every demand, you need to get the hell out.

She has goals she wants to achieve in a relationship.

A strong woman isn’t going to clean all your dishes and make all your food unless you do the same for her. She knows her worth and guess what? Your worth isn’t more than hers.

3) Breaking her boundaries

She’s strongly independent and doesn’t break to manipulation and lies.

If she says “no”, you’d better believe it. Because if you keep trying to get what you want, you’re simply hindering her independence and freedom which is a gauranteed trigger to put an end to the relationship.

Woman have been repressed in the relationship for too long and she’s taking the power back. Don’t cross her boundaries.

4) Not listening to what she has to say

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But if you’re “too smart” to listen, she won’t have it and you’re shooting yourself in the foot.

She’s always learning and listening as much as she can. So if you can’t do the same, you simply don’t deserve to be her in presence.

She’d rather be a “power couple” than powerless.

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5) Not supporting her ambitions

A strong woman has dreams and goals that she wants to achieve. It’s what keeps her motivated throughout the day.

But if you’re constantly putting her down and not believing in her ability to achieve, you’re just a toxic “boy” to her.

She wants someone who will grow and believe in the future just as much as she does. It’s the only way the relationship will thrive.

6) You can’t express yourself

Sure, anybody can love a strong woman. But if you’re not expressing that love through words and actions, then you need to take a good hard look at yourself.

A strong woman might have her own life on lock, but doesn’t mean she doesn’t want compliments and kind actions thrown towards her.

She loves gentleman and people that are just plain generous. If you’re going to be constipated in your expression, then you need to move on and find someone else.

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7) You lie, even if it’s over something small

Honesty is a core foundation of a strong woman’s life. She thrives on it. She speaks her emotions, she acts on her values and she won’t hesitate to give you her real opinion.

But if you’re not going to abide, she’ll sniff your shit from a mile away and you won’t hear from her again.

If you’ve been out with the boys for a few extra drinks, tell her. There’s nothing more attractive to a strong woman than a man who can just tell it how it is.

But if you haven’t got the nuts to speak your truth and act on your values, then move away. She hasn’t got time for boys.

This article was originally published on Hack Spirit.

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Written by Tina Fey

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