Don’t take a lot of pride in being the “strong silent type.” This personality trait helps neither you or the people around you; it only suppresses issues you will eventually have to deal with at some point in future.
Then one day he decides to walk away from you. He didn’t appreciate how much you loved him, the sacrifices you made for the relationship, or even the fact that you hang in there while others cared less. Too him, you simply weren’t good enough.
It's so hard to figure out what the world wants. If you're a quiet woman, people think you're boring and anti-social. If you're naturally loud and energetic, most people think you're high on something.