Feeling powerless and being powerless are two very different things. As you take small steps towards your goal,s (no matter how you're feeling) you will discover that powerless is not who you are at all!
I'd rather be lifted up and encouraged by a beast who treats me like a princess than a prince who doesn't! I needed someone who wasn't afraid of my needs. I needed someone who would admire all the things about me that tepid men were intimidated by!