While empowerment is a buzzword at the moment, the definition may be compromised. To be truly empowered is to hear your own authentic voice and have the freedom to act. To be truly empowered is to have no power over anyone else, but yourself, ever. When you are in a personal relationship or a professional relationship, it is not healthy to compromise your integrity or your values because your personal empowerment may be at risk. In the beginning, it doesn’t seem risky to give a little. The big question is when do you draw the line and with whom do choose to compromise? When you give up yourself in a relationship, there remains only one person in the relationship and it probably isn’t you.