From Cobalt Parakeet, 9 Months ago, written in Plain Text.
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  14. And of course, we agree on that. The difference is that I need a man who has both physical and emotional strength, whereas it sounds like your need for emotional strength makes you willing to settle for a man who is not physically strong. That never worked for me. Maybe it will work for you in the long run, and you'll be happy with that. But I never would be. And I did not "misinterpret" your initial post; only the one part where you seemed to be suggesting that there was a connection between the men you knew being physically strong and also being emotionally weak. I don't think there's any such connection; I just think both kinds of strength are rare, and the combination is very rare.
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  18. I'd just say that if you are so very right, how come you are so very alone?!
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  20. (Doh!) Read the above, again. Men who are exceptionally strong both physically and emotionally are very rare. Men who have both qualities and who also have everything else I'm looking for in a man (keenly intelligent, pagan, sweet, witty, compatible with my lifestyle) are extremely rare. In fact, I may never find a man who's right for me; but that's ok. I feel I would be much happier with the right man; but I would be downright *miserable* if I settled for a man who is not really what I want, out of fear of being alone. Unlike most women, apparently, I don't really mind being alone much of the time. I've always been something of a loner by nature; I need plenty of "alone" time just for me, even when I've been in intimate relationships. I've made sure to mark out a big "private" space for me to enjoy by myself, such as having separate bedrooms, separate friends and separate activities.
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