159: 8 Signs You’re in an Emotionally Unavailable Relationship with Dr. Neeta Bhushan

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Quote: “Many times we will attract partners who are usually the opposite, usually because there is that polarity and that polarity breeds juicy attraction.” – Dr. Neeta Bhushan

In this episode of The Brave Table, I’m going to take you through the unmistakable markers that indicate an emotionally unfulfilling relationship. I’ve been there. I’ve done that. And, I want to make sure that you have the knowledge you need to make changes too!

We’re not going to bypass uncomfortable truths, though. We’ll explore the intriguing question of why we find ourselves drawn to partners who seem emotionally distant. In the words of Taylor Swift, “It’s me. Hi. I’m the problem it’s me!” But, we’re not going to sit in the suck. We’ll uncover the roots of these dynamics, often stemming from our formative years and early experiences.

In this episode we talk about…

  • Why people with deep emotions often attract partners who are emotionally unavailable.
  • Signs of emotional unavailability, including avoidance and deflection, increase conflict and decrease connection.
  • Ways to improve relationships, strategies for addressing emotional unavailability ourselves or our partners.

Now, if you find yourself immersed in this dynamic—whether you opt to persist or let go—it’s so important to assume responsibility for your own emotional journey. Let’s delve deeper to discover the path to fly forward…

Connect with Dr. Neeta:

  • Follow her on Instagram @neetabhushan.
  • Follow The Brave Table on Instagram @thebravetable.
  • Sign up for the FREE That Sucked, Now What? Healing & Release.
  • Join the That Sucked. now what? 8-week group coaching course.

If you loved this episode you’ll love:

  • Episode 151: How to Know If You’re in a Codependent or Toxic Relationship with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify
  • Episode 147: How to Know If You Are Being Gaslit or Gaslighting Others with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify
  • Episode 138: How to Fully Feel Your Emotions & Regulate Your Nervous System with Dr. Neeta Bhushan. Apple | Spotify

Discussion Question:

Have you ever been in an emotionally unavailable relationship, either as the emotionally aware partner or the emotionally unavailable one? What steps did you take to address the issues in the relationship, and what was the outcome?

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