It can be tough to know how to date an independent girl! Strong, independent women may not be the easiest to get along with, especially at first. Thankfully, we’ve got some advice for you:
- Help her lower her guard — At first, she is going to be guarded and hesitant about you, your relationship, and everything else. That self-protectiveness is what has kept her going, and it’s instinctive. It will be hard for her to lower her guard, but you just need to be patient and show that you’re not going anywhere. It will take time, but eventually her walls will come down and she will let you in.
- Expect strength — Independent women are accustomed to being strong, even when they don’t feel like it. She may come across a bit too strong for your liking, but that’s just part of who she is. Don’t feel intimidated by her strength, as it’s mostly the outer shell that she has built up over the years. Once you get past that forcefulness and strength, you’ll find that she is soft and kind on the inside.
- Trust must be earned — Independent women have a hard time trusting people, and they may question your motives for everything. Don’t take it personally, as it has nothing to do with you as a person. Do whatever you can to prove that you are trustworthy, and celebrate it when she gives you a little more trust at a time. For her, even a small amount of trust can be a BIG deal. Show her that you are grateful and cherish her trust, and avoid doing the things that would bring the walls back up.
In Part 5, we’ve got a few more tips to help you out…
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