I’m an enigma. I seem to be emotionally open, and yet I’m afraid to reveal how I feel at times. This has caused me some problems in romantic relationships. On the surface, it seems to be clear how I feel and yet there’s so much more than meets the eye. How do you become truly close with someone when you’re holding back. I wouldn’t even say I’m intentionally holding back. It’s a habit that I’ve had for as long as I can remember. My brain is a sanctuary and I reveal pieces of information over time.
I've always been a verbal person. I express myself in words the best. I am able to communicate how I feel by articulating my feelings either by speaking them or in writing. Regardless, it's always been words. Not everyone is like me in the way they express their emotions. This is particularly relevant when it comes to romantic relationships. A while back I learned about the five love languages. These are particularly important in long term relationships and marriages.
Paranoia is something that I tell with a lot. I can remember as a kid being scared that someone was going to take me away from my parents or steal my wallet while I was walking down the street. It's scary to even type these words, but admitting them out loud gives them less power. And that's what I want to talk about here: paranoia wants to make you feel afraid. Don't let it win. Maybe you can't entirely get rid of being paranoid, but you can manage it and start to feel better.
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Selecting a term
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