Post # 1
I’m not exactly an introvert per se, but it takes me a while to warm up to people. I’m always polite to strangers and try to be courteous to people around me. But my husband always manages to be friends with everyone! This is not a problem for me at all, but just something that utterly amazes me!
We are rehabing a house, and working with all sorts of contractors, real estate agents, etc. Yesterday my husband was on the phone for a LONG time and when he got off the phone, I asked him who he was talking to for so long (the conversation seemed really intense!).
He said, “Alan. He’s been sick lately and was in the hospital because he thought he was having a heart attack. He’s only 39, and is really worried. I just don’t understand it, he runs 5 miles every weekend! But the doctor told him that he has high blood pressure and they’re going to do a stress test on him.”
I respond, “Who’s Alan??” One of the contractors apparently. LOL.
Share some funny/amazing things that you just love about your FI/SO/DH’s personality!
Post # 3
Hahah!!! That sounds like me. Darling Husband can’t believe the amount of people I say hello to when we walk to work. He quite likes the “friend-rates” we get everywhere though.
Darling Husband literally can fix A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G in the whole wide-world! And not with expensive tools either. He has his trusty stanleyknife and acts like he’s MacGyver. HE cracks me up completely! We had a very dark corner in our house and a beautiful metal lantern that kept being shifted around the floor into a beautiful hanging lamp. He made a gorgeous toilet roll holder with a bunch of old metal hangers, fixed the toilet tank flush thing with a plastic lid from an old jar, temporarily fixed the kitchen tap with an old piece of hosepipe after I snapped it off. He is quite amazing to be honest.
Post # 4
@Cariad: I LOVE people who make friends easily! I just have so much admiration for it, especially when it’s just so genuine. 🙂
What a handy husband to have around! When things break, I just throw them away. lol. Not that I wouldn’t love being able to fix things; I’m just all thumbs when it comes to building or repairing things.
Post # 5
You could be talking about my husband. It is sometimes annoying honestly. We can’t do anything quickly because he’s making friends everywhere we go. He once met someone in a book store and began talking about a book. Well they went to lunch. What! Who does that? We had a contractor over to do some work on the house, he is now going to a concert with the guy next week. It’s impressive and sweet at the same time.
Post # 6
@bricon: haha, this sounds EXACTLY like my husband! And it does take us so long to do anything, because he makes friends all the time. 🙂
Post # 7
Darling Husband is like that and I love it! He is such and awesom ice breaker! When we go out places where we dont know anyone he is so quick to make friends. i tend to be a little guarded so it does balance out.
Post # 8
My Fiance is very good at typical “man stuff” in a way that just blows my mind. He can build a gun from a pile of metal, and does design and build his own rifles … he can build a car from a pile of metal … he brews his own beer, all grain, making up his own recipes or copying popular delicious beer recipes. I’m like, how in the hell does someone learn all this? And he’s an Army-trained nurse so he does ‘triage’ whenever people get hurt — like, he cleaned and stitched up someone’s hand on a camping trip – while drunk – after the guy ripped it open on some barbed wire.
He makes me so proud!!!
Post # 9
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
A good friend of mine had a similar dynamic in their relationship– except it was kind of flipped… He was the extrovert that got along with any and everybody and she was the introvert who got along with everyone, but was never really close– except she WANTED to have more friends, and he always wished he had LESS!
It’s always amazing to me how people complement each other like that.
Post # 10
I’m definitely the introvert and my Fiance is much more outgoing, but neither of us is quite that extroverted! My dad is exactly like that, though. Last weekend at my sister’s graduation he was alone at our seats for a little while. We got back and he was talking to about four or five people, some of them were even a couple of rows in front of or behind him but they were all standing up to chat, hahaha.
Post # 11
LOL this is almost exactly Darling Husband and I, he’s very extroverted and I’m pretty introverted! That IS exactly my mom though, she makes friends EVERYWHERE she goes. I used to hate going anywhere with her when I was younger, she’d strike up a conversation with a stranger everywhere we went. And I’d have to stand there waiting forever, lol.
Post # 12
I love hearing all of ya’lls stories! 🙂 It is pretty great how we find someone to compliment us.
Post # 13
My Hubby is like that too… he just has a loveable personality, he makes friends so easily. I on other hand really struggle when it comes to making friends.
Post # 14
Wow, sounds like a lot of DH’s are like that, mine included. I’m an admitted introvert – being around a lot of people exhausts me, whereas it energizes Darling Husband. Thankfully, I think we balance eachother out though 🙂
Post # 15
My Darling Husband is extremely focused on whatever it is he’s doing. I get jealous of that, especially when I spot something shiny, and have to go chasing it! He can stay engaged and productive for hours when he needs to! I cannot, sadly.
He’s also extremely supportive and encouraging, and very caring because he’s got a big heart. I love that about him. And he always wants me to be the best I can be at whatever I try, and he wants me to try things I am curious about, rather than discouraging what I “may not be able” to do.
Post # 16
I don’t strike up conversations with strangers often, but when I do Darling Husband looks at me weird, haha. But my dad sounds just like your Darling Husband with the makng friends anywhere thing, it seems to have rubbed off on me a bit.
My Darling Husband can play any song on the guitar. Like, he can hear it once and be able to pick out all the notes and play them properly after just a few tries. It’s pretty crazy! As far as personality goes…he is so quiet around others (it’s not just a stranger thing, he’s even like this around his parents) but when it’s just the two of us he will seriously do anything to make me laugh! One of his favorites is to pull his shirt’s neckhole up so just his face is popping out and he is forced to walk all hunched over. So he a hunchback going on and his armholes get weird because of the shirt position so just the ends are sticking out like little T-rex arms. Then he pulls his pants way up and hops towards me with the most disgusting look ever on his face.
Wow, that sounds really stupid typed out. But it’s hysterical.