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When it comes to your childhood, the people who raised you really make an impact on your life. If you were raised by someone that is a very positive and strong individual then you are most likely better off for it.

Below, I am going to go over some of the things you most likely learned from the strong woman you call mom. These are things that shaped you into who you are right now. While she was far from perfect, her strength made an impact on you that shaped you for the better.

12 Things You Learn When You Are Raised By A Strong Woman:

1. You learn that loving yourself is important.

Loving yourself is one of the most important things that you should be doing. We often forget how crucial it is. When we forget to love ourselves we tend to fall behind in many ways.

2. You learn that happiness cannot be ‘found.’

You learn that happiness is something that comes within. It cannot be found in others or in things. You have to dive inside of yourself and bring it out.

3. You learn that we never know ‘everything.’

You find out that knowing everything is not possible. You learn that even the strong woman you look up to doesn’t know everything. It’s just not something anyone is capable of.

4. You learn your worth.

When you have someone in your life that builds you up, you begin to understand your worth. Chances are, she taught you that you are worth so much more than what other people say. You are irreplaceable.

5. You learn how hard it can be to exist in this world.

You learn how hard this world is to live in. People are always at each other’s throats, and you begin to see things for what they are. She makes sure you do not go out into all of this without being prepared.

6. You learn that being perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

She will make sure you know being perfect is not possible. In this life no one is perfect. Everyone has their own flaws and problems, even when we cannot see them.

7. You learn what unconditional love is.

This person provides you with your first real connection that comes with true, unconditional love. The more you are around her, the more you will understand this. She would do anything for you.

8. You learn to communicate properly.

When we grow up with a strong woman in our lives, she teaches us how to sit down and talk things out. She doesn’t jump to conclusions and always hears us out. Because of this, we grow into the kinds of people to function properly even when angry.

9. You learn how important respect is.

When you have someone like this in your life early on you learn how important it is to respect others. She is someone you have never wanted to disrespect, and her opinion matters to you. This is something far too many people end up lacking.

10. You learn the value of independence.

You learn how important it is to be able to take care of yourself. She sets you up for all the things in this life you need to be set up for. She won’t leave you going out into the world unable to do your own laundry.

11. You learn that being strong and vulnerable is a thing.

You learn that sometimes we have to show our vulnerable side. While we are strong and able to do great things, we all have our moments. There is nothing wrong with being down and out from time to time.

12. You learn that looking back isn’t a good thing.

You learn that sometimes looking back isn’t the best idea. You begin to understand that moving forward and focusing on the here and now as best you can will get you much further. The past is not something we can change, and we should not obsess over it.

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