Having a highly sensitive partner is a rare gift, but if you know how to make them feel at home with you. Here are some useful ways to help your partner become more open and understood by you.
1. Be patient for their response.
Highly sensitive people have vibrant inner worlds with many thoughts going on in their mind. When you are waiting for a decision from them, do your best to be patient. Their minds are busy, and they may need some time than most.
2. Give them space for quiet time, alone time, or less stimulating time.
Assure your highly sensitive partner that you would be happy to prioritize their sensitivity.
You can soothe your stressed partner after a busy week by asking whether they want to meditate or go to bed early. Let them know that you understand their needs and that you want to share their unique world experience. If a highly sensitive person feels and hopes that they are safe with you, they let you into their soul’s richness and beauty.
3. Redecorate your home in a calmer way.
You can redecorate your home environment for your partner, knowing that your environment can easily overwhelm your partner. Put pillows and blankets draped gently on sofas and beds. Install dimmer switches for your lights. If you can, invest in soundproofing your walls if you live in a boisterous neighborhood or have loud neighbors.
The less stimulating the environment is, the better your partner feels. They can let down their guard and be there with you.
4. Be with them for when they feel overstimulated.
In some situations, your very sensitive partner may become over-stimulated to the point that verbal communication is difficult.
You and your partner can work together to create a signal, which may be massively beneficial. It might be a secret sign of peace, or your partner puts their hands on their ears. Whichever signal you choose, make sure that it makes sense to the both of you and that the signal is accepted when it is used.
You can also be present with them in a quiet room during a noisy party or even leave early when they become tired and overwhelmed.
Because HSPs don’t feel like they fit in the real world (due to modern life not being welcoming to the highly sensitive), you become much more appreciated in your efforts to better understand and respect them.