Many of us make the mistake of getting into a relationship even when we know it's toxic. At the end of the day, we always end up getting hurt. This happens because we don't know our worth. I'm sorry for being blunt, but it's true. Understanding that you're special as a woman allows you to know what you want from a relationship. If you've reached this point, here's what you should expect no less than;
If a person truly loves you, they'll go the extra mile to make you feel special. It's enough that there are so many things that you have to deal with. A person who raises his voice at you shouldn't be one of them. They should be kind to you and understand that you have feelings.
There should be no secrets between you and them. You share your feelings with them. Why shouldn't they reciprocate? Openness is the best way to peer into each other's souls without having to strain.
No one should disrespect you. They shouldn't force you to do anything you don't want to and blackmail you with 'do you love me?' You're above that. Heck, let them beat it if they've got a problem with your self-respect. You're nice, and they should be too.
When you desire attention, it doesn't mean you're desperate. It only means that you want some quality time with your special one, where they give you their full attention.
When they compliment you over and over again and keep checking up on you, that's not being romantic. That's being creepy.
You've got your own personal traits that make you unique. Your partner should understand this. They should make an effort to know more about you, listen to you and appreciate you for who you are. Don't change to please them.
Respect is key. You know you're special, so you won't settle for a person who beats you, mistreats you, cheats on you or insults you. If they don't respect you, they're not worth your time no matter how good looking they are. The cutest ones are the most dangerous in some cases.
If you've been in a harmful relationship, you need someone who can soothe those emotional, and perhaps physical, scars. Your past choices may have undermined your worth, but that's enough. It's time to settle with a person who'll bring peace into your life.
A relationship grows when both partners are willing to compromise. As a mature woman, you're willing to forego some things that make you comfortable for your love's sake. They should do so too. If not, they haven't grown up mentally yet. You don't need them in your life.
No, I'm not talking about the literal fire, relax. I mean the special spark that brings two souls together, that perfect connection that lights up your life. That's what your partner should ignite in you. Whether it's sex or chemistry, they should bring out strong feelings in you that you never knew you had.
Life is dull as it is. Your special one should brighten yours up by making you laugh. It's said that laughter is medicine. They should give you a dose of it regularly.