Downplaying what you want
Many women recall hiding or downplaying their true desires out of fear of running a potential partner away. Sometimes, this looked like denying the fact that they want a spouse and family. Other times, this looked like pretending they were okay with something that was more casual when they truly wanted monogamy. Whatever the case, denying your wants in order to fit into someone else’s box will always result in resentment and regret.