The Avoidant Heart

If you find that you get close to an intimate partner, then suddenly sabotage the relationship by a sudden attraction to the prettiest or handsomest person in the room, you probably have an avoidantly attached heart. In other words, your mind is keeping you from the most intimate relationship in your life, because you’re subconsciously afraid of abandonment and hurt.

The avoidantly attached is one of the hardest of the attachment styles to understand and change. If you never had peace and security with one or more parent, then chances are a mark was left in your heart. The repetition of bad relationships will continue until you deal with the loss of your primary attachment.

Other ways you can tell if you are an avoidantly attached style is if you find yourself wishing for a relationship, but never really pursuing one. Or if you get into a relationship that feels intimate and loving, you pull away suddenly for no reason. This may feel like distrust. You may see signs of something that disturbs you in your intimate partner—I’d guess it would be signs that person is getting too close. You may feel like the person is smothering you. But often, the avoidantly attached feels these emotions even when a secure relationship presents itself.

I’ll give you a few examples:

Jeff is a very handsome, buff man. He knows he can attract just about anyone he puts his attention on. However, the attraction and the pursuit is the high for him. He doesn’t realize it now, but he is acting like an addict in relationship. He gets high off of other people’s desire for him sexually and intimately. Though Jeff may recognize that he can’t get too close to people, he still enjoys the high too much to give it up. He continues his sexual pursuits, even though he knows he is hurting himself and others. Jeff is avoidantly attached.

Marcia is a self-made millionaire. She has worked hard for twenty-five years to raise a family, deal with a cheating husband, keep a successful job, and maintain a great amount of personal charm and beauty. After her divorce, she has dated 15 men. All of them seem to have some big problem she can’t deal with. She doesn’t consider talking about the problem. She simply dismisses them, as if she were an inspector on an assembly line. Marcia thinks she wants intimacy, but she’s afraid that this new person will hurt her just like her ex-husband did. Marcia has become avoidantly attached.

In the latter case, Marcia is more likely to overcome her problem if she seeks therapy. In the first case, Jeff will have to truly want to make a shift in his mind and take the time to do some serious rewiring for his traits to change, but it’s possible. Let’s face it, anything is possible.

If I can actually be in a healthy relationship after all the lies, cheaters, and childhood abuse I suffered, anyone can learn to change their minds. With a clear change in your thought process and an observer awareness of the behavior you want to alter, almost anyone can find secure love.


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