When you shut down in a relationship it automatically shuts your partner out. They will eventually start to pull back because they are feeling a disconnect from you. This can cause all sorts of uncertainties and insecurities between you as a couple if it is ignored for a long period.
Communication is #1 in a partnership and is the glue to maintaining a long and healthy commitment. It helps keep everything in your relationship connected. Always pay attention to what is going on in your relationship and never be the last to know that your partnership is in trouble!!
Numbing your feelings will short-change your happiness and rob you of so many heartfelt gifts. The more emotionally open you are as a person, the more valued you are to yourself and to others around you. It also causes a boomerang effect and brings even more wonderful moments towards you. Confidence is such a beautiful trait because you not only appreciate who you are as a person, you love yourself enough to nurture your self-worth.
Living in this type of environment is a constant reminder of what isn’t happening romantically between you as a couple. The love is gone and replaced by heartbreak and tears. It’s time to wipe those tears and not give any more energy to someone who doesn’t see, care or feel your pain.