You accept compliments when they are sincere and when they actually mean something to you.

You ARE seeing positive changes (albeit small, and I get "being cautious")--and she acknoweledged the things that have come between you... her unwillingness to share herself. Her weight was probably a way to avoid sharing.

Be careful, Hold. Things could improve--and then Eeyore might have to come out from under the raincloud... :-)

Me 42
H 46
Married 12 years
Two children D9 and D4 !