Available or unavailable?
When we are emotionally available, we are able to tune in and empathise with others. When we are in tune with ourselves and others, our relationships are richer and we feel more connected to the world around us.
Becoming emotionally distant from others and the world around us is often a defense mechanism to keep out emotional pain and sadness but in the process we can develop a ‘hard outer crust’ that also separates us from the good relationships, love and caring from others.
When was the last time you cried? If it was a very long time ago, it is likely that you have learned to hide/suppress your feelings and although this helps in the short term to avoid bad feelings it can end up causing more problems than it solves.
If you feel emotionally withdrawn, it might be a good idea to find a counsellor who can help you to get to the bottom of why this has happened.They will also be able to help you find ways to restore your emotions and help you reconnect.