As a spiritual teacher and energy practitioner, I hear the inside story of many women’s lives.

I work with them to reconnect with their divine source, revive their courage and gusto to live a passionate life, and embrace inner wisdom.

From my experience, here are six of the most common needs, desires, and concerns of women.

1. They want to know they matter, they count, they make a difference in the lives of others.

They don’t want to be dismissed or treated as insignificant and not having anything worthwhile to say or to contribute. This goes for their partner as well as other family members, friends and co-workers.

2. They want to be appreciated and respected.

Giving credit and a “thank you” now and then is important to them, whether it’s from the partner, family, boss or best friends. Being recognized for their efforts and ideas, a caring personality and a willingness to help others are some of the best compliments they could receive.

3. They want to be physically and emotionally safe.

That means they are not going to tolerate a partner or friends who do drugs, excessive alcohol or too many nights out with the guys, abusive language or behavior, irresponsible spending, not helping out around the house, and the inability to keep a job.

4. They want a loyal, faithful, dependable partner.

Someone who has “left home” and is no longer controlled by what the parents or siblings think or say. Someone who is interested in learning how to love them and is done looking. Someone with a sense of humor, passion and romance.

5. Honesty is really a big thing for women.

Friends, co-workers, or a prospective partner needs to be able to tell the truth, come clean with the whole story, and stand by and for a woman.

6. They want to be OK with themselves as works of art still in process.

They know they don’t have all the answers but please don’t remind them of that! They know they aren’t perfect (but please don’t point that out over and over again.) This is who they are at this time in their lives. Love them, hug them, and cheer them on to be yet all they can be.

Read additional viewpoints on What Women Want from the staff at The Reporter.

Janice M. Puta
Author of Pathways: Tales for the Spiritual Seeker
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