Monday, July 16, 2012
I Want vs I Need
I want to do things on my own, even if it means I sometimes make mistakes.
...I need you to redirect me when my words or actions put our happiness at risk.
I want to not feel like I have more than I can handle. I get overwhelmed when I have too much on my plate and I don't like feeling that way.
...I need you to provide structure so I can get the things that need to be done finished.
I want to move on to do better. I don't want to keep feeling guilty over what I've said or done, and then get caught up in a cycle of guilt that leads to me doing worse.
...I need you to issue consequences so I can learn from my mistakes and let go of the guilt.
I want to be a strong, independent woman.
...I need to know I can draw strength from you if I need it and still have the freedom to be independent to my true self.
I want to be the woman you need in your life.
...I need you to help me be a woman we can both be proud of.
I want to get away with things occasionally.
...I need you to be consistent.
I want to protect you from harm, even if it means keeping some of my fears to myself.
...I need you to push me to be more open, to not back down if I say I don't want to.
I want to push the boundaries sometimes.
...I need you to let me feel your strength when I do.