Paul and I were having one of our stimulating conversations which I really enjoy when he, unexpectedly, asked me, “Do you regard yourself as a strong woman?”
Without the slightest hesitation I firmly replied, “Absolutely!” He looked sceptical and commented, “Actually, I don’t think so.”
In years gone by I would immediately have felt defensive and challenged him, “What do you mean! Are you suggesting I’m weak?!”
But I didn’t. Instead I remembered another conversation with a woman friend many years ago.