Do you know someone who always seems emotionally closed off? Do your conversations seem repetitive and barely scratch the surface? They might be emotionally distant. Oftentimes, when someone close to us grows emotionally distant, it’s easy for us to blame ourselves and believe that we did something wrong to cause it. But the truth is, there are so many reasons that someone could be emotionally distant that might not be because of you. In this video, we will be talking about why people can be emotionally distant to help you understand them better so that we don’t take things personally.
If you find this information helpful and want to learn more about people who are emotionally distant and avoidant, we also have a video explaining more about the avoidant attachment style in relationships: https://youtu.be/nqlce10FyVU
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