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It makes a lot of sense that you recommend others to avoid those of us with those flaws. If other people start taking your advice to heart, what would happen to the rest of us? Many of us lack the money and emotional depth to become the emotionally open souls professional therapy promises.
Can you please offer some relationship advice for us on the other side of the tracks? Maybe some tips that will help us grow to become more emotionally Stop being emotionally unavailable What are some ways we can open up to create happier relationships? So I love you from a distance. I stay aloof and disengaged. While half-hearted love does offer safety, it will always sabotage the opportunity to create a deeply loving relationship. People who are emotionally unavailable are called avoidants because they do exactly what that word says. They avoid their partners.
They avoid intimacy and closeness. To take responsibility for your part of the relationship as they do for theirs—as equals. They emotionally beat their partner into obedience. This is why the other partner becomes needy, acts crazy, and will make massive compromises to make the relationship work, even if it is unfulfilling. It also explains why they struggle to be there for their partners when they need them. You might be dealing with many of these same internal battles that lead to being emotionally unavailable.
And your relationship is suffering because of them. Is there a way to challenge your belief that if your partner gets to truly know you, they will reject you? Everyone in a relationship has needs and desires that they want to get met. Being present and working with your partner to ensure that you understand, care for, and respect their needs is a good step toward becoming an emotionally available partner.
Emotionally unavailable partners often have a secret life—a backup plan for when the relationship fails. They may have someone on the side because rejection is inevitable. A secret life with others helps keep a safe distance in the relationship. Along with this, they might be making plans or decisions based on their needs alone, so that if the relationship falls apart, they will still be firmly planted on their own two feet, without their partner.
Your relationship cannot afford your secret life or side person. It requires you to offer complete transparency. This may require opening up access to your computer, texts, and other information ly kept hidden or secret. Your partner needs to know that they can trust you and trust that you trust them too. Not keeping secrets is a vulnerable Stop being emotionally unavailable, but it is the only place that allows you to invest fully in the relationship so that both you and your partner are getting their needs fully met and are completely knowing one another. Words might sound comforting and reassuring, but without actions to back those words up, they become meaningless.
Making time for your partner requires availability and accessibility. They focus only on their wants and needs, which ends up making the non-avoidant partner even more anxious and needier. If you give your partner the reassurance that you are there for them, both through words and through follow-up actions, their anxiety will decrease and they will turn their attention away from the relationship. This is because you have given them the necessary security for them to feel comfortable investing in other areas of their life. They know that you will be there. This is called The Dependency Paradox of Love.
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Allowing your temper and other intense negative emotions run the show is a recipe for disaster in your relationship. Even if you get your way, you are still avoiding a relationship that will change the deeply rooted beliefs you have about yourself.
Tell your partner what makes your spine tingle. Love requires more than physical touch. It requires emotional touching. It requires both your partner and you to let each other see your inner world. Your childhood and failed relationships may have been a great source of pain, but it is your responsibility to make the effort to change the undermining beliefs that destroy your relationships.
And most importantly, to stop being so judgmental and critical of both your partner and yourself. Both of you deserve to have a safe, secure, loving, and reliable relationship.
If you have thoughts or questions on the article, please message Kyle here. This is one of the most common issues couples face. Being emotionally available or unavailable is rooted in life experiences. It always does. My parents. My exes. I know you will too. But they do this for a reason. Can you guess what that reason is?
True security in a relationship requires interdependence. Emotionally unavailable people do this because they feel empty. What are some thoughts and feelings you have about yourself? Place your partner and children at the top of your priority list.
This is done with your actions, not your words. A loving relationship requires two people who work together equally. This one is very hard for emotionally unavailable lovers, but it is absolutely necessary.
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