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Bring Up Alexithymia – What does it mean to be emotionally blind

Emotions play a fundamental role in the way we conduct social interactions. How finely tuned we are to them will be the best indicator of how easy it is for us to maintain relationships. That said, there exist some people with significant handicaps when comes time to interact with others. I am specifically talking about people that display signs of alexithymia (or emotional blindness). In intense emotional situations, people affected by alexithymia are very likely to react inappropriately, since they are not able to read the situation adequately. In sum, living with someone showing signs of alexithymia could prove itself difficult. We first have to realize that emotions are very complicated. It takes years of training and practice to succeed in differentiating them. In the incapacity to differentiate, we have to compensate with all means necessary. In dealing with my fiancé, I’ve discovered that two-way communication had always succeeded in filling the gap left by his emotional blindness. Read to learn about this emotional journey, navigating around alexithymia.

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