I've been with someone who is somewhat emotionally retarded for nearly 12.5 years. I think a lot of it has to do with upbringing. He has bursts of affection, and he does show he appreciates me. It can be frustrating sometimes, especially if you are a generally affectionate/touchy feely kinda person-like I am. I grew up in a home where there were lots of hugs, lots of "I love yous", etc. He and I connect on other levels and inspite of some problems, we're determined to make it work. If the two of you really want to make it work, YOU CAN. There is some compromise in just about every relationship.
Edited by: GLITTERFAIRY77 at: 8/15/2010 (11:43)