|Why Are Some So Emotionally Guarded|
If you find yourself venturing into a relationship with someone who is emotionally guarded it is best to practice patience. Come into the relationship with an open heart. You should also let them know that they are safe with you, through your words and actions. Like the turtle that retreats in his shell until he knows it is safe to come out; the emotionally guarded will emerge once they feel they will not be harmed.
While patience is a virtue and should be practiced in any relationship, it’s important to take care of yourself at all times. If you find that you are giving more than you are getting, then it may be time to move on to someone who is more emotionally available. It has been my experience that the reward of emotional intimacy far outweighs the risk of getting hurt.
Written by: Della Wilbers - Certified Life Coach
Della is the only life coach in Kentucky trained and certified by Dr. Martha Beck, best-selling author of "Finding Your Own North Star" and monthly columnist for O: Oprah’s Magazine. www.newpathlifecoaching.com