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If you are independent, ambitious, and strong, then you need a partner who loves and celebrates those things about you. It sounds obvious, right? But you’d be surprised how many women who are those things wind up with men who wish they were demure, submissive, and codependent. There are certainly plenty of men who want women to be that way, so it’s no surprise a few poor souls wind up with men like that. Many men, sadly, cannot feel strong themselves if their partner is also strong. They’re trained to want women who just live for them and have no lives of their own. I once dated a man who so clearly didn’t celebrate my pursuits and my goals. He just wanted me home to have dinner with him at 6pm—he didn’t want me out networking or working late. That relationship didn’t last long. It couldn’t—I have things I want to accomplish on this planet and I need a man who supports that. Here are signs your partner loves that you are strong and ambitious.

a supportive partner

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When opportunities come up on date night…

You had date night scheduled, but then you were offered an amazing career opportunity that would mean date night is rescheduled. Your partner implores you to take the opportunity. He doesn’t make you feel guilty. He doesn’t think about how this affects him: he just thinks about what a great opportunity it is for you.

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