For some people, opening up about emotions can be difficult. This is primarily due to socialization in and out of families.
While some associate this issue with males, people of both sexes can suffer from a low ‘emotional IQ’. This means they don’t know the important differences and relationships between emotions and thoughts.
They may even be unable to accurately identify and name their emotions. These individuals may instead use common euphemisms such as, “I feel good” or “I feel bad about this.”
Unfortunately, this difficulty expressing emotions can cause a great deal of pain and frustration for their partners. They may not understand why their partner is silent. They notice their partner struggling emotionally but not putting those feelings into words, and their mind starts racing, “What’s going on? Why is my partner so distant? Did I do something wrong?”
This can put partners at odds with one another – even if the root of that silence had nothing to do with the relationship in the first place. More