I think every woman needs to learn to not need anyone and to always always be able to hold herself up alone. Nothing wrong with love of being with a man, just learn to keep your independence! Needing and wanting a man in your life is different.
A beautiful quote from Darwin that I found at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
A strong woman loves, forgives, walks away, lets go, tries again and perseveres. no matter what life throws at her. It's all about how you walk away.whether it's with anger or grace. Anger isn't worth it. And grace never goes out of style.
I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings, even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person.