Do any wives or mothers feel that they are too timid? :o
I’ve always been shy and introverted. My DH and I have good communication! But often I lack assertiveness or am too concerned with others’ feelings to voice my own needs, concerns, opinions, feelings… etc.
It does, at times, leave me feeling sort of one-dimensional or unimportant or neglected or uninteresting - and it’s no one else’s fault! If that makes sense. (My DH is always concerned for my feelings - it’s less about him and more about the general sense of being introverted and timid, with everyone else around me too.)
The ideal is to continue being the gentle person I am but grow to be comfortable with being assertive with how I feel and what I need and think. That way I’ll feel more of my own person and be confident.
If anyone has felt this way, what steps did you take to overcome it or what helped you?