Because of my fear of intimacy, I sabotaged myself in relationships and didn’t believe I was worthy enough to date.
Emotional invalidation happens when someone dismisses or minimizes your thoughts and feelings.
To be alone together, my husband and I stay physically close to each other while we do our own thing.
One way to show love to your introverted partner is to engage them in meaningful conversations that go beyond small talk.
Just as introversion occurs on a continuum, sensitivity does, too. I attribute much of our relationship’s endurance to our sensitivity levels.
Even if your spouse is the person you feel the most “alone” with, you still need to have time just for yourself.
Planning my wedding to suit my introverted nature — and ignoring some societal norms — was the best gift I could give myself.
By sharing your introversion, you’ll figure out if your date is someone who will value and respect your personality — or get it wrong.
He taught me to ask questions and aim high, even if it feels scary. You never know, it might turn out great.
Help them understand that your need for alone time is not a rejection of them.