I really crave feeling accepted right now. Before, I've always been incredibly self-assured. I was always comfortable with my abilities and my limitations, and didn't need reassurance from anyone else to increase my self-confidence.
Since I'm fairly comfortable with myself right now (without even knowing exactly how to classify myself), the other thing I desire is my wife's acceptance. She's trying, but this is a bit out of her comfort zone. I don't normally need other people's approval (even hers), but I do with this. I think it's from fear that her lack of acceptance will lead to her distancing herself from me.
I think she's progressing well, but it doesn't stop me from worrying. And it doesn't stop me from feeling an overwhelming need for acceptance and approval.