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Strong women come in many shapes and sizes, they are not all the same, and some of them are not what you’d expect. Sure, you might not be able to see the strengths of the people around you, but that doesn’t mean those strengths are not present.

If you’re wondering whether or not you’re dating someone who is actually a truly strong woman, you are in the right place. While a lot of women have small girls trapped inside of them feeding into their hearts, some of them are much more grounded in reality. If the following things are true for the woman in your life, she is truly strong, and you should give her more credit. 

To understand the power and resilience of strong women, “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Clarissa Pinkola Estés offers a captivating exploration. This book delves into the feminine psyche through myths and stories, revealing the enduring strength and wisdom inherent in women. It’s a must-read for anyone looking to appreciate and understand the depth and power of the strong women in their lives.

Strong women are powerful and they hold their own. You don’t have to question their intentions, and you know with them that you’re in good hands. If you have a truly strong woman in your life, you should work to show her how much you truly appreciate her because if you don’t, she might decide you’re not grown enough to handle all she brings to the table.

12 Signs Of A Truly Strong Woman:

1. She accepts you for who you truly are.

Instead of always belittling you or trying to change you, she accepts you. She sees you for who you truly are and loves you all the while. As a strong woman, she is able to really let you in as she should.

2. She is great when it comes to communication.

She isn’t going to close herself off from you when you’re arguing. Sure, the two of you might walk away to cool down, but you always talk things out. She knows that talking out your issues is very important.

For those interested in fostering effective communication in their relationship, “The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts” by Gary Chapman is an invaluable resource. This book provides insights into how to express and receive love effectively, which is a key trait of strong women in relationships. It’s perfect for couples seeking to deepen their connection and understanding of each other.

3. She doesn’t expect you to hand her the world.

As your partner, she knows things are give and take, she does not expect you to be the only one putting in any work. She makes sure you don’t feel like you’re holding the weight of everything on your own. You both work hard for one another.

4. She is capable of functioning on her own.

She doesn’t need you to get through life. As a strong woman, she can hold her own. She is perfectly capable of being independent if need be.

5. She is always willing to compromise to make things even.

Strong women are always willing to hear others out. She will sit down with you and work out a solution to any problem you’re having. Compromise in her eyes is extremely important.

6. She has talked about the future with you.

She has discussed the future with you and you both have a plan. She isn’t the kind of person to just put things off and go through the motions. As a strong woman, she needs something set in stone.

7. She will not be disrespected.

You cannot and will not disrespect her. As a strong woman, she will not tolerate those who look down on her or those who wish hurt her. She demands respect from all who come across her, and in return she gives the same back.

8. She isn’t afraid to apologize when she’s messed up.

She is not going to be the kind of person to put on a smug look and pretend you’re the one messing up when something is clearly her fault. She takes responsibility for her actions and knows how to say sorry. She is a very humble person, and she isn’t going to put her own issues off on anyone else.

9. She isn’t looking to please the people of this world.

While she might seem a bit much sometimes, she is always doing what she wants. She doesn’t do things just to make everyone else happy. She has a plan in place, and she is working towards something more.

In celebrating the qualities of strong, independent women, “Becoming” by Michelle Obama is an inspiring autobiography. This memoir showcases the journey of one of the most iconic strong women of our time, offering insights into her life, challenges, and triumphs. It’s an inspiring read for anyone who admires the resilience and strength of women.

10. She appreciates all you do for her.

Sure, sometimes she might forget to tell you, but you know she appreciates you. As a strong woman, she knows when to repay favors and is able to sense when someone cares for her deeply. If she’s a strong woman, you’re not going unnoticed, I can assure you of that.

11. She holds you together when you’re falling apart.

As the strongest woman in your life, she is the only person who can hold you up when life gets hard. She is there for you when no one else is. You could call her your rock, in this sense.

12. She doesn’t need to lie to get ahead.

Unlike most people, she does not lie. She is stronger and better than that. While other people lie to get ahead, she uses the truth to her advantage and ends up further as a result.