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.
About Stretched, bent - physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially.At Eliaskirken"You'll be bend but not break" as a bow. It's beautiful - a gate for others to pass in by - other interns in CC/church fx