7 CAUSES OF EMOTIONAL DISTANCE IN MARRIAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS

emotional distance

Emotional distance is a real problem that exists not only in relationships but in marriages as well. Most times it starts gradually and keeps building till it reaches a certain height where it becomes too difficult to contain.

When you hear things like “I don’t understand him/her anymore” or “it’s like we are in two different worlds” then it’s most likely an effect caused by emotional distance.

Emotional distance is when a person gradually shuts his/her affection towards a partner — physically that person might still be in the relationship but mentally such a person has already been detached.

What really causes this emotional distance in relationships and marriages?

1. COMPLACENCY

There is usually a thin line between having a successful relationship and an unsuccessful one, and complacency is one major reason why a relationship gets to this stage of emotional distance. If you don’t put daily efforts in feeding your relationship with love and care, if you take the love of your partner for granted or get so used to it or vice-versa then there is bound to be emotional distance in the nearest future.

2. LACK OF ATTENTION

Every relationship or marriage needs constant attention to grow; there ought to be constant growth in every relationship or marriage. When you pay too much time to work and other activities, leaving your partner in the process, there is every possibility that emotional distance could occur. Building friendship, romance and sex with your partner should never be underestimated.

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