Overall a strong piece, filled with your unique brand of kickass wisdom. And I agree that we each have to be responsible for dealing with our own emotional needs as much as possible. E.g., we can be each other’s sounding board or venting ear. And occasional shoulder to cry on. But no way dumping ground.
Though I’d be wary of eternally attempting to cover their emotional butt at all times. Especially in light of where being cued to their sensitivities cascades into the insecurity/neediness minefield of your recent post on that yucky topic.
To the extent that we can each perform our own emotional excavations we become stronger as individuals and as partners.