Yeehaw! Financial independence means you can CHOOSE who stays in your life 'cause they're there by choice, not because you have to rely on them. Be a strong woman and take care of yourself, then your mate becomes your partner rather than your caretaker.
Unfortunately I was born & have lived with many who take joy in choosing not to love me. It's been a long road & I don't think it can be fixed. I spoke for myself & was the most humiliating experience of my entire life. This big hearted woman is screwed.
A relationship works best when both people believe they have got better than they deserve. This is so true Jules. I love you and you definitely deserve the best, or even better. I'll strive for that okay? -D