Originally Posted by vodkafan
What you said about feeling fragile made me realise something though LMBL. In the first month, just at the times when I needed my wife to be demonstrative that she loved ME and still wanted me, she would seem a bit withdrawn and distant. I thought she was being hard, unfeeling. I realise now she had to be like that to preserve her sanity. She was getting stress from both of us.
Really good point VF. I have felt this from 2Rings and my husband, and have probably done this to both 2Rings and my hubby. It is definitely a way to process stress without letting emotion roll you into a whole other dimension of anger/resentment/depression. Very good reminder to demonstrate your love in some way no matter how stressed and wanting to withdraw you get!