12 real-life dilemmas every strong woman has faced

12 real-life dilemmas every strong woman has faced

Here are 12 questions every strong woman has asked herself at least once. It isn't easy, but it's good to know you aren't the only one to face such dire dilemmas every day.

We've all been there. And we've all survived them (well, most of them). Here are questions you have asked yourself and wished for divine or magical guidance on. Well, if it helps, you are not alone.

12. Do I say what I want and be hated or shut up and be liked?

This is pretty much choosing to stand up for oneself and be labeled the proverbial B$TCH or playing safe to get out of the situation with least drama. We've all been in this situation, with drama-prone peers, best friends in denial, partners who are in their happy but unrealistic bubble, or ignorant bosses who just love to call the shots.

Should I honest or liked?
Should I honest or liked?

11. Do I want babies or am I happy with dogs?

The easy answer for many seems to be dogs, although two-legged creatures do begin to seem more endearing in your mid-thirties. Of course, there is no real answer that fits all. Fast forward a few decades and identify the creature next to a gloriously smiling you. (P.S. If you see a kid, you can always get a dog, too.)

Pets or babies? (Pexels)
Pets or babies? (Pexels)

10. Should I tell him he wasn't the best, or never mention it?

Err. A tad bit of research states that "experts believe" that if things will make it more satisfying for you, do say what can be done better, but leave out the comparisons. This doesn't hold good for just that conversation, you know. Fixing things in the house, being a sport, who's a better chef, funnier, good at taking directions on the road... drop the comparison. Keep the hints if he is too thick.

To break the truth or mask it? (Pexels)
To break the truth or mask it? (Pexels)

9. High heels or comfortable shoes

Look sexy and feel like your legs could die any moment or feel comfortable and a tad less tall and powerful? Experts would say choose something in between, while we agree on the comfort bit, sometimes there is no alternative to sexy red stilettos. Adding to this line of morning woes would be skinny jeans that wouldn't let you imagine sitting on a couch with your legs up or mommy jeans that don't give you that edge?

Comfort or style? (Pexels)
Comfort or style? (Pexels)

8. Should I give a second chance or never think of it?

We know the person isn't good for us. We know our heart has been broken. And we still contemplate giving one more chance. Maybe, just maybe, things will be different now. There are two right answers. YES, if the person has evolved (or stopped being a jerk at least) and NO if they are simply inviting you to play the same role in new seasons of drama-prone episodes.

To reply or not to reply (Pexels)
To reply or not to reply (Pexels)

7. Am I weak or is it okay to feel emotional?

It's okay to feel vulnerable and it is definitely okay to be emotional. So don't buy into the "objective people don't get emotional" argument. Unless, of course, we are talking about robots.

Am I too messed up? (Pexels)
Am I too messed up? (Pexels)

6. Am I imagining or did he just say that?

We've all been in a situation when we've heard something so off-handed that we doubt our sanity. Most often, you realize you heard it just right. But you can't figure what to do now that you realize the absurdity of it.

Did I hear what I just did? (Pexels)
Did I hear what I just did? (Pexels)

5. Should I punch the pervert or glare him to death?

Glares don't help. If you are not the punching kind, raise your voice. Make some noise. There is nothing to be embarrassed about on your part. Much at the creep's end.

Punch or scream at the pervs? (Pexels)
Punch or scream at the pervs? (Pexels)

4. Doll up or bare-face

This is sometimes a morning question and sometimes a philosophical one. But whatever is the answer, we know it's to please no one but ourselves.

Makeup diva or barefaced beauty? (Pexels)
Makeup diva or barefaced beauty? (Pexels)

3. To wax or ditch the skirt?

The number of times women have had to change plans, outfits, time, and life decisions based on their waxing schedule is severely downplayed. While it depends on how much time we've got, our mood plays a particularly nasty role. You might have finally landed on the perfect outfit after going through millions, and if you just ain't in the mood to go through the trouble of plucking or shaving, you give it up in a second.

To wax or not to wax? (iStock)
To wax or not to wax? (iStock)

2. Eat healthy or indulge just one more time?

For most of us, the answer keeps swinging like a pendulum. Balance, just like everything else in life, is the key.

Salads or sundaes? (Pexels)
Salads or sundaes? (Pexels)

1. Ignore the sexist joke or cut them short?

Most times we are caught off-guard that it takes us a second to understand what just happened. But when we do, we wonder if we should let it pass or tell them exactly why it isn't funny.

That wasn't funny (Pexels)
That wasn't funny (Pexels)

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