A woman should never invest in a relationship she wouldn't want for her daughter, not allow any man to treat her in a way she would scold her son for. So thankful my daughter has my husband as the example of how a man should treat his wife!
I think every woman needs to learn to not need anyone and to always always be able to hold herself up alone. Nothing wrong with love of being with a man, just learn to keep your independence! Needing and wanting a man in your life is different.