Regardless of how compatible or in love we are, it is important to realize that we don’t all deal with our emotions in the same way.
While some of us may openly accept and express feelings; others may choose to deal - by simply not dealing at all! Their initial reaction might be to step back or run away.
If you’re on the receiving end of a “retreating” partner this could easily stimulate feelings of abandonment or rejection creating a situation where emotions run high, and everyone loses.
Both are in pain and even if one appears to have “shut down” they're equally suffering on the inside and unable to express it.
A huge amount of love, understanding and patience is the only way you’ll bridge this “gap”.
Rather than avoiding your discomfort with emotional confrontation, each must share their concerns and negotiate a path you both can follow!
Don’t allow this difference to destroy your relationship!
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.” ~ Stephen Covey
Jenny L. O'Neil - aka Coach JLO