Is It You or is It Them?
Is your partner being a little short on conversation and a little long on silence? Have you noticed that their gentle caresses have turned into the cold shoulder lately? What you have here is an emotionally distant partner. But why are they acting this way? Here are five possible reasons.
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1. They’re Emotionally Spent … on Someone Else
When a partner cheats, their behavior towards their significant other changes in one of two ways: Sometimes, they feel so guilty they become overly kind, compassionate and affectionate. Other times, they become emotionally distant because they are investing all their emotion into the person they’re seeing on the side. Could they be cheating on you?
2. They’re Suffocated by Your Love
There’s such a thing as loving someone too much, and if you feel like you’ve given every ounce of your love to your significant other, that could mean you’ve given them so much that they’re pulling away. And for some people, an emotionally distant partner inspires them to give even more love and overwhelm them even more. If you partner feels overwhelmed and suffocated by your love, they will pull away so as not to further encourage you.
3. They’re Stressed
We all handle stress differently, and some of us turn inward when we’re under pressure, preferring that to the comfort our partners could provide. When a partner sees this, they get offended because they feel like they’re being punished. They may also feel like whatever is stressing out their partner is more important than they are. But it could all be because of an inability to handle stress properly.
4. They Don’t Feel Important
People who’ve been in relationships for a long time may have a false sense of stability. They may think that if things are good now, they will be just as good in a decade. The truth is that relationships are fragile things that must be constantly nurtured. If they aren’t and if a partner is feeling unloved, ignored and unimportant, they may become emotionally distant as a means of preparing for a time when they and their partner are no longer together. Starting to pull away makes the blow of a future breakup less intense.
5. They’re Giving You the Silent Treatment
If you’re partner is mad at you, they may be emotionally distant as a means of giving you the silent treatment. Saying nothing can be the worst punishment of all because you are left to wonder what you did and why they’re angry. Giving the silent treatment is also a way of avoiding confrontation. After all, if you don’t have anything nice to say, why say anything at all? But silence is never the answer. You both deserve better than that.
So what should you do if your partner is being emotionally distant? You should confront them in a calm and loving way. Something could be really wrong with them or your relationship. Or, you could be feeling overly needy. Either way, it’s best to talk things through to preserve your love bond and move it forward. And if you don’t know how to begin the conversation, reach out to one of our love psychics for help!