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There are few sadder feelings in the world than feeling emotionally distant from your partner. That’s the person to whom you’re supposed to feel the most emotional closeness. He should be your confidante. When you feel like you can’t be totally transparent with the rest of the world, your relationship should be the one place you get to take down the façade, put down your guards, and be totally yourself. So when you feel you need to put on airs around your partner, just like you do around your boss or others outside your inner circle, it’s a devastating feeling. It can happen to a lot of couples, though, for various reasons. If one person in a relationship is going through a particularly trying time after losing a relative or a job, for example, the other can wind up walking on eggshells. That only causes more damage than good. Or, if you’re just in the wrong relationship then, over time, the distance is bound to grow. Here are symptoms of emotional distance in a relationship.

emotional distance in relationships

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You’re keeping concerns to yourself

You aren’t bringing up concerns you have about the relationship. You aren’t even mentioning this emotional distance that you feel. You’re just sitting with those concerns on your own, thinking that maybe through calculated language and behavior, you can fix things—all by yourself.

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