Problems that may affect emotional understanding with your partner

In every couple’s life the emotional understanding, sentimental intimacy and emotional openness is a very important and major requirement for a successful relationship. The importance of emotional understanding is as important as the physical relationship between both man and woman in married life.

The emotional understanding adds optimistic feelings in a relationship and helps build a stronger relationship. The lack of emotional understanding with the partner leads to a greater distance between them and many times both of them encounters the loneliness issue and a separation later on.

One must understand the problems by which emotional understanding with your partner may occur.

Not able to understand the requirements:

Every partner needs to understand their requirements first. It can be anything from a soft touch to wanting to be heard for something. Many of them are not able to judge that what they themselves require from the partner. This also creates a problem in understanding the requirements of their own partner as well.

Not able to showcase any wishes

This problem arises when there is a mutual gap from both the ends. Many of us did not even know how to make our wish to be put into consideration to our partner’s knowledge. How to make them aware of the different wills and wants to be required from the partner. Therefore, it has a basic problem of communication. Hence, it is very important to know how, where, how much and in what amount one must be communicative with our partner.

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Not able to share words and thoughts:

It is very important to share the things by which one is afraid of sharing. Many times it is misunderstood that the partner will not be able to understand and withhold a certain problem or a situation. He will not be able to deal with some of the things. They believe that if shared the issues it may lead to big-time issue and will be prolonged for the lifetime. But it is way better that one must step ahead and speak to the partner all about it instead of hiding and getting scared of sharing.

The issue with self-respect:

If it has become a second nature of the one partner to always bad mouth about their own partners and make them feel low and unwanted every time in front of everyone. There are high chances that the other one gets badly affected by this behaviour. The self-respect gets hindered to the level that it degrades the self- confidence of the insulted partner badly. It has been the major cause and concerns in many relationships where the partners are not emotionally satisfied and content. This kind of insult makes the partner not willing to share any stuff and gets no hope from the partner. This particular problem has the major connectivity of causing the hindrance for emotional understanding with your partner.

Showing anger on all matters:

When the partners show anger in a relationship with each other and do not tolerate each other at all creates a solid decrease in their love life. They don’t want to understand each other. In this case, no one hears their partner and keep on putting the previous issues of previous fights coming in all the time between a new conversation or discussion. The reason is the unsolved matters that have taken a bad way out. The blame game keeps going on but no one from the partner is ready to compromise for the sake of the relationship. Therefore, the fights keep on growing but the emotional understanding between them keeps on diminishing.

Included all the above factors there are some more factors that result in a low level of emotional understanding between partners. These are stress, trust issues, highly opposite thought pattern and strong disagreements.

What needs to be done in order to become good on an emotional understanding with your partner?

The very foundational and effective approach to deal with the emotional understanding issue with your partner is just starting listening. Yes! Listening is a very powerful source and a tool to begin and to end the problem as well. If one starts listening then there are chances that they are being heard. This will bridge the gap of miscommunication held. It creates a solid bond when listening and speaking is taken care of the partner.

Many studies have shown that even a worse relationship has attained a good recovery when they have to lead a strong foundation of communication in the right direction. They have made their ways to attain a good emotional understanding with their partner.

Still even after, if nothing works, it is always good to discuss with the relationship counsellor or experts. The results could be benefitting.



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Jim Carson

Jim Carson is the writer for the men's health and mental health section of He is certified in clinical mental health counselling and has a knee interest in men's sexual wellness . Professionally and personally, Jim is an astute observer of human behaviour that reflects well in his work.