There’s something freeing about realizing what really matters to you - what your needs are vs your wants. We live in a society that has conditioned us to believe that they’re one in the same, that we should be searching for a partner who can consistently meet our wants AND our needs. I think we have a responsibility to ourselves and partner(s) to look inward and discern needs from wants. If you find the right person, your true needs will always be met. Your wants can’t and won’t always be met by one person, and that’s okay. That’s the beauty of being a flawed human. Hi, I’m an almost-30-year-old woman and I’m just figuring out that the only 3 needs I have are love, honesty, and respect. Everything else can (and will) be fluid and ever-changing. Do I WANT to feel wanted 24/7 by someone? Sure, that sounds nice. But do I NEED that? No. And someone pretending they are capable of wanting me 24 hours a day for the rest of my life wouldn’t meet my need of honesty. What are YOUR needs vs wants and how can figuring that out change the way you love others?