Dear friends, I have seen many woman (including me, and most of my friends/relatives) are the victims of emotions. Basically we women are very weak when it comes to hide and control our emotions compare to our counterparts. As someone mentioned, our main weakness is our spouses. We tend to lose our identity, self respect, likes and everything just to save our relationship. This sometimes makes us feel very low about our self. But, I too have seen some practical women, they know how to control their emotions and how to handle their life without mixing it with sentiments. These woman are always happy in their marriage. For instance:- There is an African woman in my work place. She had a love mariage last year to her colleague and now pregnant (almost 8 months). They live in my upstairs and I know all about their life stories. Her husband never takes her to the medical check up, never spent too much time with her after officer hrs (they work in two diff offices). Above all, her husband didn't travel with her yesterday when she was going home (to her country) to deliver her baby. He said, he can take paternity leave only after her delivery, hence she has to manage the journey alone (which is true, but i felt like why this man let his wife travel alone in the flight when she was 8+ month and it is a free UN flight. He could have jointed her and retuned back on the next day if his job is that much special). Whatsoever, this woman was very happy. She didn't even show a bit of disapointment in her face, nor sad feelings. She waved her hands like a school girl with full of smile on her face when she was at the airport. This lady is an independant woman and she does everything on her own without waiting or looking for her husband, hence she is so happy. Any tips for me to be independant and live my life more happily????