7 Rules Every Woman Should Follow to Be Happy

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Being newly single can be a challenge, especially if you are coming out of a relationship that spanned years. Here are the top 7 things that I’ve found that every woman should know and apply in their lives, regardless of relationship status.

  1. You have to Love yourself first – Embracing self-love is the cornerstone of true happiness and fulfillment. When you love yourself, you create a foundation of inner strength and confidence. This self-love becomes a guiding force in your life, helping you to make choices that are in your best interest and allowing you to approach life with a positive and self-assured mindset.
  2. You Must Demand respect from others -It is crucial to assert your right to be treated with respect in all aspects of your life. By demanding respect, you set healthy boundaries and teach others how to treat you. This fosters relationships and environments that are conducive to your well-being and success.
  3. Know your worth & value – Understanding and acknowledging your worth and value is essential. When you know your worth, you refuse to settle for less than you deserve, whether in your personal relationships, your career, or your general interactions. This self-awareness ensures that you pursue paths that align with your true value.
  4. Always seek growth opportunities – Continuous personal and professional growth is key to a fulfilling life. Always seeking opportunities for learning and development ensures that you are constantly evolving and improving, leading to a more enriched and satisfying life experience.
  5. Depend on no one else for your financial needs – Financial independence is empowering. By taking control of your finances and ensuring that you are self-sufficient, you gain freedom and autonomy. This independence allows you to make choices without undue influence or pressure from others.
  6. Having a supportive group of other women that support you is vital – Having a network of supportive women is invaluable. These relationships provide encouragement, understanding, and empowerment. A supportive female network can be a source of inspiration, advice, and strength, helping you to navigate life’s challenges and celebrate its successes.
  7. Having a partner or husband is an added benefit and not a requirement for happiness – While a partner or husband can be a wonderful addition to your life, it is not a prerequisite for happiness. True contentment comes from within and is not dependent on a romantic relationship. Focusing on personal growth, fulfillment, and self-satisfaction is key to achieving happiness, with or without a partner. 


As a woman navigating the aftermath of divorce, I’ve come to understand the importance of self-growth and empowerment. First and foremost, I’ve learned the value of self-love. Loving myself sets a foundation of confidence and inner strength, crucial for overcoming the challenges I face. I’ve realized the necessity of demanding respect from others, affirming my worth and establishing healthy boundaries in all my relationships.

Recognizing my own worth and value has become a beacon in this journey. It reminds me not to settle for less than I deserve, be it in personal connections or professional endeavors. Embracing opportunities for growth, both personally and professionally, has been transformative, helping me evolve into a stronger and more fulfilled individual.

Financial independence has also emerged as a key element of my empowerment. Being financially self-sufficient grants me freedom and autonomy, allowing me to make life decisions unswayed by external pressures.

Furthermore, I’ve discovered the incredible power of having a supportive network of women. Their encouragement and understanding have been a source of immense strength and inspiration, helping me navigate through this life transition.

Lastly, I’ve come to appreciate that having a partner or husband is not a prerequisite for my happiness. True contentment comes from within. This realization has been liberating, allowing me to focus on my own growth and happiness, independent of a romantic relationship. This journey, though born out of the pain of divorce, has been an invaluable path to self-discovery and empowerment.

Thank you

Lisa Seymour Howard

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