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Anonymous

How to be in a romantic relationship with a person who is…as a person overall and in the relationship more practical than emotional?

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Anonymous

Emotional and practical are just tags we give. What’s the real problem? Like give an example

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Anonymous

It’s the behaviour. He lacks emotions apparently. I mean he’s always practical about things… hardly ever shows emotions to me… through words not at all, through action only a little bit

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Anonymous

He is basically emotionally unavailable? You can’t really do anything about it. It’s him who needs to look into why.

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Anonymous

Yeah he’s emotionally unavailable. It’s been like that almost since we met. I don’t know how to deal with it. I can’t make him find that why because he’s unapproachable in such manner. Should I just be emotionally unavailable too in orders to protect myself? Or should I do something to make him feel safe? Which I’ve tried but never worked out.

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Anonymous

Maybe just tell him he is emotionally unavailable and he needs to make some efforts to open up to you. If he doesn’t then love, however difficult it may seem move away from him. You deserve someone who can reciprocate back

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Anonymous

I’ve tried a million times both of the things… opening him up and moving away from him…it just doesn’t happen :(

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Anonymous

Which means you still want to be in his life?

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Anonymous

I want to be in a healthy relationship with him.
At least I wanted that all along… I don’t know what I want anymore

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Anonymous

It’s time you know how to let go of the dreams you had before and understand your needs now and adjust your dreams accordingly. If he isn’t able to let you truly be and express who you are and what you want from him emotionally because he isn’t capable or knows how to deal with them you can always say it’s time I do what’s right for me and what I really want

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Anonymous

Very true. I’m implementing this little by little

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