Are we defining independence mostly as a financial thing?
@sammy No, I don’t think that being independent means being financially independent although of course it does not preclude it I’m afraid that I don’t like the term ‘fiercely independent’ as I don’t think one has to be fierce unless under attack.
We all like to be needed, men included. I think a lot of men measure their own self worth by being high earners, fixing things, being the physically stronger one. So an independent woman who isn’t looking for that in her partner confuses, bewilders and unintentionally undermines them.
@sar Not all men I promise you! Some men are secure in themselves and don’t need a weak partner to bolster their ego. Being wanted is good but being needy is not so good