This is the reality for so many of the submissive people in my life, and even for the likes of me in the uncommon situation where I choose to go under someone else’s hand. Power exchange is not for the fragile or faint of heart. Power over self cannot be handed over to another until it is first possessed. And those who do not believe in their own self-worth make a poor gift to any they bow before. Never make the mistake of thinking that submissive means weak or worthless or lacking in self-esteem.