Emotional connections are what bonds families, friends and couples. You don’t have to be part of a couple for an emotional connection to be formed, but without an emotional connection, there will be very little holding the relationship up.
An emotional connection is a bond, it’s a link that ties something or someone together through a bundle of subjective feelings, but a bond nevertheless that once formed is very difficult to break. Unfortunately, some of us don’t have it and others think they have and therefore don’t see the need to change anything.
Without a bond, we will go on to make decisions by ourselves without consulting close ones and will often work through and deliberate any decisions independent of anyone else. We will continue to remain distant, will always hold back on our thoughts and feelings and will share very little, making an excuse as to why we haven’t, or why we forgot.
Growing up with no emotional connections, I know how important it is to have and make those connections. Unless we change and learn to emotionally connect, we will always struggle to make the right connections with the most important people in our lives. We can’t always rely on our upbringing to show us the way.
In most cases, it is only when we come to see how other people emotionally connect that we realise our relationship is slightly lacking.