I know that not everybody is cut out for stitching, but for me sewing and knitting relaxes me into a mood of overlooking the mundane of life and slipping into a world of tranquility that at times, I have to set a timer as reminder.
Besides, the excitement of shopping, looking for that one fabric and the matching color of thread, exchanging tidbits of the latest in sewing and knitting with likeminded people while shopping, the anticipation to see the finished apparels, the sense of pride of your own creativity and not to mention the savings from doing your own alteration.
Your partner is not responsible for your happiness!
Make your guts your best friend and make peace with those apparent knots and contractions in your guts, which feel like uneasiness and uncertainty. They're life gifts to process traumas into clarity just like a bridge in understanding your intelligence and strength.