1. I tell him I don’t need him and he ignores me.
There have been countless occasions when I’’ve assured my husband I could handle situations without any of his help, —ranging from minor things, like pulling heavy dishes out of the oven (I’’m a tad accident-prone) to the bigger events, like visiting my mom in the hospital when she took three too many painkillers. Sure, I would have been fine on my own, but knowing that I had his support, whether I thought I needed it or not, made all the difference. In a solid relationship, you see through the other person’’s BS when they’’re trying to be tough.
2. We have compatible insecurities.
Everyone is a little bit insecure. I think someone famous once said that. But you know you’’re right for each other when you find someone with equal but opposite anxieties. My husband gets embarrassed when I’’m too outspoken, and I encourage him to stand up for himself more. Together, we make a semi-normal person.