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Love is that warm feeling that makes us feel happy and wanted. 

But sometimes, not all relationships give us this feeling. Some relationships can make us sad, hurt, or even angry. When this happens, it’s important to know when to stay and when to walk away.

But not everyone knows how to walk away from relationships that aren’t good for them. 

For some reasons, ranging from low self esteem to desperation, they might be told that it’s better to have someone than no one, or that they should keep trying even if things are hard. 

But a strong, confident woman knows her worth and understands that she deserves love, respect, and happiness. This is the “high value woman.”

A high value woman knows that her time and feelings are important. She won’t let anyone treat her badly for a long time. 

If she is in a relationship that makes her unhappy, she will think about it, understand her feelings, and then she walks away. Why?

1. She Knows Her Worth

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High value women have an innate understanding of their worth. They don’t measure their value through the lens of a relationship or by how someone else sees them. 

Instead, they derive it from within, from their achievements, experiences, and self-awareness. This deep-rooted self-respect acts as a compass, guiding them in life.

Being in a relationship that doesn’t respect or acknowledge her worth feels out of place. She knows she doesn’t have to settle for less because she’s aware of what she brings to the table.

Her standards aren’t about being high maintenance or demanding. They’re a reflection of how she views herself: deserving of respect, kindness, and love. And these standards don’t waver based on temporary emotions or fleeting moments.

Therefore, the moment she feels undervalued or mistreated, she recognizes the dissonance. She understands that staying would mean compromising her self-respect, and that’s a price she’s not willing to pay.

2. She Values Independence

One of the strongest attributes of a high-value woman is her fierce sense of independence. She’s walked her path, faced her battles, and knows the importance of standing on her own two feet. 

This doesn’t mean she shuns help or partnership. Instead, she cherishes her ability to make choices, big or small, on her own terms.

While relationships are about partnership, she doesn’t lose herself in them. She’s got dreams, ambitions, and goals, and she isn’t willing to give them up. 

Relationships come into her life to complement her journey, not replace it.

There’s beauty in watching her in her element. Maybe it’s how she handles her professional life, how she pursues her passions, or just the simple everyday tasks she takes on with zeal.

However, she also knows the balance. Being independent doesn’t mean pushing people away. She’s open to love, connection, and shared experiences. But she does so from a place of choice, not necessity.

3. She Doesn’t Fear Being Alone

There’s a calm assurance in her demeanor. She’s been alone, and she’s thrived. 

The fear of solitude doesn’t drive her decisions. Instead, she sees the beauty in solitude, in introspection, and in self-growth that often comes from moments of being alone.

For her, being alone isn’t synonymous with loneliness. 

She’s found joy in her own company, explored her interests, and discovered facets of herself that she might have missed in the constant company of others. 

This self-awareness and self-contentment set the foundation for healthier relationships.

Being in a relationship is a choice, not a compulsion. She seeks partnership for the shared journey, the companionship, and the mutual growth. Not just to fill a void or escape the silence of solitude.

And while she’s more than open to love and commitment, she won’t stay in a relationship that feels confining or diminishing. 

She knows that sometimes walking away is the healthier choice, both for her and her partner.

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4. Her Boundaries Are Non-Negotiable

Boundaries aren’t just lines; for her, they’re clear demarcations of respect, understanding, and self-preservation. 

She’s spent time understanding herself, her needs, and her limits. And she expects these boundaries to be acknowledged and respected.

She communicates her boundaries clearly. Whether it’s about personal space, her time, or her emotional needs. There’s no ambiguity. 

But here’s the thing. It’s not just about setting boundaries. It’s about upholding them. She won’t let them be repeatedly crossed, dismissed, or belittled. 

While she’s always open to understanding and adjusting, there are certain non-negotiables. If a relationship constantly pushes against or disrespects these boundaries, she recognizes it as a sign to reconsider.

5. She Listens to Her Intuition

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That inner voice, that gut feeling – she’s attuned to it. Over the years, her intuition has been her guide. Whether it’s about big life decisions or understanding people, she’s learned to listen to what her intuition tells her.

She values logic and reasoning, but she also knows that sometimes, feelings and instincts capture what logic might miss. This is especially true in relationships. 

If something feels off, even if she can’t pinpoint what, she won’t dismiss it.

Her intuition has been honed by her experiences, both good and bad. She’s made mistakes, faced consequences, and grown from them. 

This growth has amplified her intuitive voice, making it clearer and more assertive.

It’s this intuition that sometimes guides her in relationships. She knows when to dig deeper, when to confront, and when to walk away. 

6. Her Happiness Is In Her Hands

She’s a firm believer in creating her joy. External factors, including relationships, might add to it, but at the core, she’s responsible for her happiness. 

This mindset frees her from seeking constant validation or relying too heavily on someone else for her well-being.

Life has taught her the impermanence of external factors. Situations change, people evolve, and what’s here today might be gone tomorrow. 

So, she finds solace and joy in the constants: her passions, her beliefs, and her journey.

In relationships, it means she enters not as someone seeking happiness but as someone sharing it. She brings her joy, her contentment, and her zest for life into the relationship.

However, she also recognizes that a relationship that diminishes her joy isn’t worth holding onto. She seeks a partner to amplify happiness, not overshadow it. 

And if she finds herself in a situation where her happiness is compromised more than it’s complemented, she’s prepared to walk away.

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7. She Prioritizes Her Happiness and Peace 

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Happiness, for her, isn’t just a fleeting feeling. It’s a way of life. She understands the importance of self-care, self-love, and creating joy in her day-to-day life. 

A relationship that becomes a constant source of stress or unhappiness is not in her game plan.

While she’s more than willing to share her joys with a partner, she won’t compromise them for the sake of a relationship.

Having tasted genuine happiness and contentment, she can easily spot its absence. She believes in the magic of connection, but not at the expense of her own well-being.

It’s not selfishness. It’s self-preservation. She’s well-aware that she can offer more to the world, and to a relationship, when she’s genuinely happy. 

8. She Recognizes Red Flags

Life and experiences have honed her intuition. She doesn’t ignore the signs, the patterns, or the warnings. Small inconsistencies, behaviors that seem off, or feelings of discomfort – she pays attention to them all.

This isn’t about being judgmental or jumping to conclusions. It’s about being observant. 

She understands the importance of trust in a relationship, but she also knows trust should be earned. If something feels off, she’ll address it.

Over the years, she’s learned to trust herself. Her instincts have guided her through various situations. 

In relationships, she applies the same keen sense of observation, ensuring she doesn’t overlook things that might be detrimental in the long run.

While everyone deserves a chance, she believes in the importance of boundaries. She won’t tolerate behaviors that clash with her values or principles. 

9. She Values Growth

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Bad relationships, more often than not, stifle growth. They’re draining, both emotionally and mentally, leaving little energy for personal development. 

Instead of feeling inspired, bad relationships make you feel trapped. All these go against the nature of a high value woman.

She understands that the right relationship will propel both partners forward, together. Mutual growth, shared dreams, and aligned ambitions make for a fulfilling partnership. Anything less feels unsatisfactory to her.

And so, a relationship that hinders her growth, that doesn’t encourage or support her dreams, is a clear mismatch. 

She seeks an environment where she can flourish, and she won’t hesitate to step away from one that does the opposite.

10. She Seeks Authentic Connections

For a high value woman, surface-level connections don’t cut it. She seeks depth, authenticity, and genuine bonds. 

She cherishes relationships where masks can be shed, and souls can connect on a deeper level.

A bad relationship often lacks this depth. There might be walls, secrets, or just a lack of emotional intimacy. 

For someone who values authentic connections, this feels unsatisfying, like having a conversation where words are spoken, but nothing is truly said.

She doesn’t chase after fairy tales or picture-perfect romances. Instead, she desires a partner with whom she can share her vulnerabilities, dreams, and fears. 

A relationship where both individuals can be their unfiltered selves.

11. She Values Her Time and Energy

For a high value woman, every moment counts. She’s conscious of how she spends her time and with whom. 

She’s equally mindful of her energy, ensuring she invests it in pursuits and people that enrich her life.

A bad relationship can be a significant drain on both time and energy. Endless arguments, unresolved issues, or just the constant strain of trying to keep things afloat take a toll. 

Instead of feeling rejuvenated in her partner’s company, she might feel exhausted.

It’s not about seeking a flawless relationship. She understands that every bond has its challenges. However, there’s a difference between occasional rough patches and a consistently draining relationship. 

With her clear understanding of the value of her time and energy, she won’t let a relationship drain her dry. She’d rather invest in herself, her passions, and people who uplift her. 

The Takeaway 

Relationships should make our lives better, not worse. A high value woman knows this truth. She knows that she is worth love, kindness, and respect. 

If a relationship isn’t good for her, she will say goodbye and look for happiness elsewhere. Everyone should remember their worth and choose relationships that bring joy and love.

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Destiny Femi

Destiny Femi is a dating coach whose work has helped transform the love lives of countless people. With a writing style that is both insightful and relatable, Destiny has amassed a following of hundreds of thousands of readers who turn to him for advice on everything from finding the perfect partner to maintaining a healthy relationship. Through his articles he has inspired people around the world to become more confident, authentic, and successful in their dating life.

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