07-06-2011, 11:58 PM
Join Date: Apr 2011
| | Re: Emotionally Distant
I hate to sound pessimistic, but she may never change. Especially if SHE does not want to change by overcoming the damage her childhood wound up causing her. On the upside, emotionally distant individuals tend to not like confrontation with those closest to them. So big arguments probably will happen very seldom, if they do at all.
Also, emotionally distant people will try every angle, even unknowingly, to get out of answering a question when asked how they feel.
Dialog scenario: (The names and family status have been changed to protect the innocent. LOL!!!)
John: “How do you feel about your parents moving out of state and away from you?”
Jane: “Well … Ya know, my mom is excited because she will be close to my sister and ……..”
John: “Ok. Now that you’ve told me how your mom and sister feel. How do you feel?”
Jane: Briefly looks John in the eyes, and then looks away to change the subject.
Life ain't always beautiful, but it's a beautiful ride.
Last edited by TotoWeRNotInKansasAnymore; 07-07-2011 at 12:24 AM.