Thursday, May 2, 2013

Blog Every Day in May - Educate Us

So, to catch up on the Blog Every Day in May Link Up, I need to do Day 2 today as well.  Day 2, you're supposed to educate everyone on something you know really well or are really good at.

And I can't think of ANYTHING.

I'm not horrible at things, but I'm not great at anything.

So...I sat here forever and realized there is only one thing I've recently gotten pretty good at:  being married to my husband.  We joke that Mike is a robot all the time because he's not super affectionate or emotional and just doesn't look at the world the same way a lot of us do.  He's not a robot obviously, he's just an introvert.  Me, being an extrovert, have definitely struggled with getting used to being with someone who is so introverted.  It's seriously taken me like six years to figure this out.  So here is my completely BS education on how to be in a relationship with an introvert.  Enjoy!


How to Be in a Relationship with an Introvert

  • When they come home from work, don't immediately attack them with affection and questions about their day.  Let them ease into it.
  • Do not talk to them in the morning until they have eased into their day.  They want to be left alone.
  • Do not expect them to cuddle, hold hands, hug, or kiss in public.
  • Ask them before you attack them with a hug.  Sometimes they say no.  Don't do it anyways.
  • Don't try to ask them a ton of personal questions about their past or try to tell them a bunch about yours.  They don't want to know.
  • Don't try to post-game talk about the sex you just had.  
  • Don't expect them to understand your need for constant attention.
  • Don't expect them to understand why you're being pouty or moody.
  • Talk to them about the things you need and feel you're missing. They're humans too, they will work on it.
  • And absolutely, unequivocally do not ever take any of these things personally.
  • Finally, when they're this handsome, you learn to live with it. :)

Love you honey.
(Sorry about all the attack hugs)



11 comments:

  1. beautiful post. they say opposite attracts.

    beautiful music you have playing in the background, makes me wanna stay forever.

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  2. sorry i was listening the music from another blog, I still love your blog I will come for more :)

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    1. ha! I was wondering where it was coming from...I thought maybe my blog was magical all of a sudden.

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  3. i love this! my friend is dating an introvert and doesn't understand to just let him come to you. ps your husband and you are really cute together!

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Tell your friend it takes a long time, but you get used to it!

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  4. This is awesome. I am daing a guy that isnt an introvert per se, but falls into a lot of these categories and I am really having a hard time with it. I love this!

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    1. Thanks hun! It can be SO hard at first; you take it so personally!

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  5. Best "How To" I've read all day. And you know there were a lot of them so that carries some weight. Loved it.

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    1. Awww thank you! So sweet. It was really hard to think of something!

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  6. As a recently self-embracing introvert, I thank you for laying it out like this and not making us sound totally crazy. I think I will need to write a post about being an introvert. People still can't believe that it's true.

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    1. Us crazies have a hard time understanding introverts! I think a post from your perspective is a great idea!

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