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Social media is funny, isn’t it? All the smiles, laughter, and shared special occasions with a significant other seems perfect…at least from the other side of the screen. You can get so caught up in portraying a certain image that you let yourself start believing that your relationship is perfect, even though when the lens is put down you constantly argue with your significant other.

Here’s some wisdom for all of you ladies: Cowgirls are a rare breed. Strong enough to be left alone, but still as delicate as any classy lady. Keep reading to learn some important cowgirl dating lessons.

  1. Your time is valuable: Do you ever look back and notice how you didn’t make time for your friends, or even yourself, while in a relationship? You planned everything around that cowboy, and he just comes and goes as he pleases. He was your whole world…and that’s a dangerous game. Don’t isolate yourself from the people that love you. Even if it’s not on purpose, it’s not healthy to let just one person monopolize your time. Cowgirls are busy ladies! Make plans, live life, be career-focused, and tend to yourself.
  2. YOU are valuable: He didn’t put you first? No problem. You can, and another cowboy WILL. It’s okay to stand up for yourself. That’s one of the amazing traits that cowgirls have: The strength and the ability to stand their ground.
  3. It’s not always your fault:  Caring about someone doesn’t mean accepting blame that’s not yours. Sure, there are times when you pick your battles and turn your cheek. You’re not always going to get your way, and that’s okay. However, that doesn’t mean that every time something goes wrong you accept blame. You are human and you will make mistakes. Be cowgirl enough to own them and have the ability to apologize, but remember that goes both ways.

Losing yourself can be so scary. Be proud of the woman and cowgirl you are, you’ve fought to become her!

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