Human beings are communal creatures by nature, meaning that they typically require a connection with others and thrive when that connection is fostered. A variety of relationships stimulate our bodies and minds in ways that can’t always be understood, but we know for certain that these interactions are good for us.
Many people have difficulty with interpersonal concerns in terms of family, friends, romance, or basic social settings. Since human interaction is such an integral part of our lives, it is important that you identify these problems and move forward with finding a solution.
The relationships we cultivate – whether it’s a loved one we’ve always been fond of, a close friend we’ve known since high school, or even a buddy we found through social media – are important for our well-being. Unfortunately, interpersonal concerns at even the most basic level hold many people back.
When you neglect intimate connections with other individuals, you begin to feel isolated and alone. You begin to feel as if no one cares for you as a person, which can cause severe mental and emotional distress, and it doesn’t take very long for this to occur.
You have difficulty introducing yourself.
You experience anxiety when meeting someone new.
You avoid talking with others unless absolutely necessary.
You constantly think you are being stared at or judged.
You see people in terms of all good or all bad with no gray area.
You refuse to go to events that you would enjoy because people will be there.
You have inflexible preconceived notions of how an interaction will unfold.
Others are frequently not receptive to your attempts to engage with them.
Your relationships tend to disintegrate as quickly as they are formed.
You have no idea how to converse with a person in a romantic fashion.
You damage relationships by lashing out or neglecting them.
You don’t feel any sense of loss at the time you lose a relationship.
The reasons why you may have difficulty in forging and cultivating relationships can be plentiful or could possibly stem from one specific incident or feeling. Many signs of poor relationship building can be attributed to overwhelming interpersonal concerns. If you’ve noticed patterns in your relationships that are not fulfilling, proper therapy can help you work through these issues so that you can begin to feel connected again.