However, I would advise that you don’t spend too much of your time stressing about all the superficial rules…
that really don’t even matter in the grand scheme of things.
How does your behavior and messages you tell yourself conflict?
I think communicating your intention right off the back is really healthy and can eliminate a lot of pain and frustration in the long run.
The only slight tip I would advise here, is to be but because our society is still getting used to women being upfront, directive and confident in what they want.
This doesn’t mean we aren’t strong, successful or independent women, this means, . ) This is one of those “unfair” scenarios, but here is also what you need to remind yourself of if you encounter this issue.
(I’m rolling my eyes here at how uncomfortable this makes me feel, but again… Remember, there is not a dichotomous relationship between being a “strong, independent, successful woman” and not needing anyone’s support or comfort.