My husband is the same way LG. I’m left to deal with my emotional state on my own. That’s why I’ve built a “village “ to assist me.
And yes, I’ve found coping mechanisms. I pour myself into my work. Loud music in the car. Etc.
When we open to this moment and don't judge it or try to change it, even when we're suffering and wish it were otherwise, we tap into the spaciousness of mind that allows us to move forward skillfully, with discernment and joy. -- Sharon Salzberg