Nice to hear your story and happy to see some positive things happening for you. I can remember these circumstances on my journey too. I took a lot of “baby” steps before I felt my wife could accept who I am inside. I’d try to feel her emotions and sometimes I’d need to back off and let her catch her breath for a while. Grow together, give her enough of “her” time too. Still today I don’t over do it, I know her/my limits.