I don't mind the silent periods my husband and I go through. He seems to a lot, but they don't bother me. Why do we have to talk all the time? I don't feel it is necessary, especially not at this stage in the game. I'm not going anywhere, he ain't going nowhere, we have time to get things said that need to be said.
We put too much pressure on ourselves to be this, that and the other, when we should concentrate on just being sometimes.