This is a personal preference I developed after having discussions with my own children.
Mine have been through enough already, I’m the Dad and feel I am doing what is best for my children, they were here first.
I myself am independent and feel no need to tell everyone about it. Being able to take care of yourself doesn’t make you special, it makes you “grown folks”.
Second, if you are that independent, why are you looking for a relationship in the first place?
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