Dear Introvert Zone,
The situation is as follows. We were both in straight marriages and are both moms.
We left our marriages and chose this life together.
After the initial chemical of being in love became less prevalent she began to “withdraw”.
Finding out not long ago that she is an introvert by nature and her withdrawal was not away from me but more so it’s her nature. With knowing this about herself there are many events in her life that make more sense, events prior to me.
According to the Meyer-Briggs I am a INFP. And the 3 times I have taken it have had generally the same result. I also have some co-dependency traits that I didn’t know until recent and am addressing them the best I can at this moment.
She is pretty much done and meets everything I try or try not to do with anger. She feels incredibly guilty for leaving her marriage, it was easy there, and normal. We live in an incredibly religious and possibly homophobic area, and she’s dealing with her teenage son who just wants her to be “normal”. She appears to hate me. I know that common for E’s to “feel” that about I’s, but really, she can’t stand being around me. She says I have damaged her introversion and wishes she could go back to her life before. She was less challenged and there was less stress.
I’m pulling at straws…
If you can give me some insight into this I would greatly appreciate it.
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