January 28, 2022
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extroverts married to introverts, here’s what they wish you knew
I’m sure you want to understand and appreciate your spouse, and it can be hard sometimes. But I’m here to tell you: When extroverts are married to introverts, it can be a good thing — a great thing, even! You just have to figure a few things out and appreciate your differences.
A few things to be mindful of…
💛 Being an introvert doesn’t mean they don’t like people.
As an introvert, your spouse does like people, but being around them requires them to use a lot of emotional energy.
💛 Have a set game plan.
Whether you’re planning a dinner party for friends or want to attend the retirement party for your supervisor, talk about it with your spouse.
💛 Accept, and don’t judge them.
If you’re at a social gathering, your introverted spouse may want to be near you. They may need your presence as support.
💛 They need alone time.
After spending time with people, your spouse will need time to recharge.
No matter what you prefer, it’s vital to know and understand how your spouse feels and responds to social events. Remember, the more you understand your spouse, the more you can love, serve and give them what they need.
introverts married to extroverts, here’s what they wish you knew
We’re all wired differently, and the differences are never more evident than in marriage. While navigating differences in relationships can present challenges, you’ll go deeper as your relationship grows and you become a student of your spouse. Couples often encounter differences when one spouse is introverted and the other is extroverted.
A few things to be mindful of…
💛 Navigating social settings.
They are often the life of the party, and they love it.
💛 Talking about their problems.
Extroverts usually find it easy to talk out their problems with others. They’re often more than willing to express their feelings, thoughts, and issues.
💛 Taking risks.
Extroverts aren’t afraid of risk. They may be more apt to engage in risky behavior than an introvert.
These are just a few ways that introverts and extroverts differ. Remember, this is a spectrum, and you both may find yourselves at varying degrees on that spectrum. Marriage is about learning from each other and growing together.
Knowing who you are individually and together can make you stronger.
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This week’s picks come from Reggie Madison, a husband, Dad of 7 (Yes, you read that right, he and his wife are wayyy outnumbered!), and the VP of Community Relations here at First Things First! Take a peek at his recommendations for this week because they are just THAT GOOD. Check ’em out 👀:
💻 10 Things You Need to Know About Marriage– This blog is full of quick hitters that are sure to set you up for a strong marriage.
🍦Ice Cream Maker– Be sure to register for a homemade ice cream maker. They’re lots of fun! You can make dairy or even dairy-free options. There’s thousands of online recipes- they’re quick and easy and they make for great date night desserts without leaving the house.
📗 Keeping Your Wife Your Best Friend by Dr. Clarence Shuler– An honest, real, and transparent look at how husbands can strengthen their marital intimacy through the many challenges you may face during marriage.
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