Independence equals a more fulfilling life. Where is the fun in constantly adjusting the way you feel to suit your partner? Inner confidence and happiness will come from having your own passions and your own life but sharing it with the person you love.
Remember the person you were before you met. Don’t abandon your friends, hobbies, passions or the lifestyle you had when you first met because ultimately your interests and zest for life is one of the things which made you an attractive mate in the first place. If these are the things that fulfilled you then you should continue them, if your unhappy because your not doing the things you love then this will be reflected in your relationship.
Be self reliant and don’t ask your partner to do things you are unsure about. Not only does it reinforce the idea of you being an independent and strong woman but you might find you have to do it on your own one day anyway.
When your with friends don’t spend the whole time discussing how ‘we’ did this and ‘we’ think that. You are an individual and have your point of view.
Spending time together is a positive thing but bonding constantly could result in you being overly dependant on one another. Try spending a bit of time away from each other. Spend a weekend away with friends or at your parents and you’ll almost certainly appreciate each other more when you are reunited.