Do Sensitive People Need Extra Kind and Positive Relationships?

Do Sensitive People Need Extra Kind and Positive Relationships?

Over the last few weeks I’ve been paying attention to how I feel. I’ve noticed where and with whom I’m at ease, fully myself and content. As much as I miss the companionship of my man, I’ve noticed an upbeat change in me since we broke up. I think it’s the ability to fully be myself again. […]

Introversion Isn’t Something to Fix

Introversion Isn’t Something to Fix

I’ve come up against some bad old conceptions of introversion recently. I thought we had done a good job spreading awareness about what it really means to be an introvert and why our nature is valuable, but the misconceptions still remain. Jenn Granneman of Introvert, Dear ran into someone at a blogger’s workshop who, once they […]

Introvert Returns to Herself : The Beauty of Relating and Feeling Known

Introvert Returns to Herself : The Beauty of Relating and Feeling Known

In my week of self-nurturing and post-mortem relationship analysis, I figured out I’d strayed from my genuine self in the last year. One observation that surfaced right away was that I hadn’t bought or been lost in music for over a year. Like a drowning woman seeking air above the waves, over the last week, I sought music, musicians, […]

Sensitive Introvert Alone Again: Turning the Light Inward for Now

Sensitive Introvert Alone Again: Turning the Light Inward for Now

I’m not sure where to begin this week’s post. I’m in a low place. The relationship with my man ended last week. I’m sad over the breakup. My children are sad over the breakup. I’m sad I hurt him. The weather has been dark, rainy and dreary for days. Prince died (and I live in Minneapolis). My […]

The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart : Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner

The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart : Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner

This week, I learned my number one need in a relationship. I think many of you will relate. At the end of the day, after running around trying to get everyone’s physical and emotional needs met, after the work, after the stress, after reconciling the good and the bad news, after establishing and maintaining boundaries, […]

Introvert Relationships: Avoidant Attachment Style and Introversion

Introvert Relationships: Avoidant Attachment Style and Introversion

A few years ago while engaging in the online dating scene, one intriguing man —a big guy with a blue-collar job and an intellectual mind— brought the term avoidant attachment style to my attention. He and I had one or two dates and several emails filled with interesting and meaningful conversation. We both were huge readers fascinated by […]