Emotional connections are what bonds families, friends and couples. We don’t have to be part of a couple for an emotional connection to be formed, or for it to work, but without any emotional connections, there will be very little holding the relationship up.
What is an emotional connection?
An emotional connection is a bond, 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 for change.
Without a bond, we’ll 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 didn’t, why we haven’t or why we forgot.
Having been brought 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, regardless of our upbringing, we will always struggle to make the right connections with the most important people in our lives. We cannot always rely on our upbringing to show us the way.
In most cases, it’s only when we come to see how other people emotionally connect that we come to realise our relationship is slightly lacking.