Dear Carolyn: My son and his fiancée bought a condo close to us, which then flooded. They moved in with us and repairs have taken longer than anticipated.
His fiancée, Laura, is an intense introvert. For that reason, I gave up my exercise, TV and craft room for her to have her alone time.
The problem? She feels trapped when she must eat at the table with us. He just informed us tonight. I do the dishes and clean the kitchen to release the tension, but its obvious, she would rather eat in the bedroom or not eat. My son is fine with eating with us.