Are you an introvert married to an extrovert, or an extrovert married to an introvert?
Does your partner want to go out and socialize, but you want to stay home together?
Do you need to talk things out when they bother your but your partner likes taking time to process?
Reaching in vs. reaching out
Any introvert can tell you that they draw their energy from being alone. An introvert wants time together and with others but needs more time alone to recharge.
Extroverts, on the other hand, are energized by people. They enjoy spending time socially and this is how they recharge.
What your partner needs
In the beginning, this introvert-extrovert connection is exciting, as you experience a new reality with your partner. After time however, you may notice, that what initially attracted you to your partner, can turn into the source for much contention in your relationship.
The extrovert in the relationship will always want to spend time together, while the introvert wants time to themselves, as well as alone time with their partner.
Misunderstand this, and you can experience tremendous hurt.
Your partner who is an introvert enjoys stability and routine, and may not appreciate unexpected changes or last-minute surprises. An extrovert is always up for a spontaneous social activity or interaction.
The many differences of an introvert and extrovert, can often cause a bumpy romantic ride, unless properly expressed and understood.
With an introvert-extrovert relationship, change is only possible when you learn how your partner needs to recharge, and respect it.
When you are able to understand what your partner needs, it will be much easier to reach a compromise.
In an introvert-extrovert relationship, there are no rights and wrongs, simply different thinking and behaviors. In this case, different can be good.
Learning to appreciate the differences between you and your partner can add a whole new dimension to your relationship.
An introvert and extrovert can combine their differences respectfully, and bring a new richness to the relationship that neither of them could have achieved on their own. Introvert- extrovert relationships can work!
Reach out now
Contact Dahlia Mann now to learn how to successfully navigate an introvert-extrovert relationship.