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5 Ways People Can Be Emotionally Unavailable

Posted in Book Reviews, Dating, Love Hate, Narcissist/Sociopath with tags , , , , , , on September 1, 2013 by sexandmiami

                                   feelings

                 One thing all emotionally unavailable people have in  common is their compulsive avoidance of intimacy while they are constantly searching  for an intimate relationship. Although some emotionally unavailable people can  be very clear and honest about their intentions and their history, a lot of them  are not. Pretty much all of them will give you mixed signals and confusing  messages.
Eggs in many baskets type- is so terrified of being in love and  loosing personal power, he chooses to be in several non-committal relationships  at the same time. These people literally view the idea of a monogamous  relationship as putting all their eggs in one basket. They often seem to have no  problems with their lifestyles justifying their behavior by saying “Well you  can’t have it all in one person” and they don’t really get involved with anyone.  They introduce their partners as friends as they don’t like using the word  girlfriend. They swear they are not the marrying kind, although they typically  do get married at least once in their lifetime. Many times the “eggs in many  baskets” type will actually terminate the relationship if they feel like they  are falling for the person. This compulsive behavior is usually a result of a  severe heartbreak and it is more typical for men than women.
Involved  with another type -is someone who is either physically or emotionally involved  with someone who doesn’t meet all their needs. As a result they become involved  with another to compensate for what they’re missing. This type of behavior is  typical for both men and women. An involved with another type doesn’t see  herself as being emotionally unavailable as she strongly believes that if the  man she is in love with only loved her back and given her everything she needed,  she wouldn’t be going around looking for love elsewhere.
The lurker type.-  A lurker will tell you that he loves dating and meeting new people and actually  mean it. This person is driven by the fear of letting their soul mate slip by  and is always on the lookout for that special someone, while never settling for  anyone in particular. Ironically, lurkers don’t have a slightest clue of what  they’re looking for, but they will consider any candidate that comes into the  picture, never ending that search for something that doesn’t exist. Sadly, many  times these people will actually lose the love of their lives and realize it  when it’s too late.
Serial monogamist- is similar to the lurker in a way  that he/she too searches for the ideal person as opposed to a real person.  Unlike lurkers, serial monogamists don’t like dating, most of them rush into a  relationship after the first week or two into their dating period, then stay in  it exclusively until the romantic “honey moon” stage is over. In their  relationships serial monogamists are more interested in how you make them feel  rather than you. When these people are looking for a relationship, they look for  someone who falls for them rather than someone they are falling for as being  adored by another is what turns them on and makes them feel secure. For them,  the idea of intimacy is the intense rush of hormones, romance and strong sexual  chemistry. For a short while they are blinded by hormones and seriously believe  that you are the only one for them. They will promise you the world, they will  tell you they love you with all their hearts and then leave you heartlessly when  the hormonal rush wares off only a few months later. These people are simply  incapable of dealing with the reality of a relationship, in many cases they  don’t even know the person they get into a relationship with.
The Avoidant- is  the most widespread emotionally unavailable type that sometimes can be hard to  pinpoint as there are so many different types of avoidants. An avoidant may get  into a relationship and stay there for many years, or stay away from all  personal relationships and dating altogether for long periods of time. They may  avoid all sexual contacts for months or even years, then go on a binge of one  night stands. Avoidants are typically introverted and in some extreme cases can  become antisocial. They are typically very honest and rarely cheat or play, yet  it is not uncommon for an avoidant to live a secret life no one knows about.  These people can be very damaging to themselves and the ones they get close  with. They avoid intimacy by building walls around themselves and energetically  pushing people away whenever they get too uncomfortable in a relationship. They  avoid conflicts and confrontations at all possible costs, ignoring the obvious  problems and red flags. Sometimes when confronted they can even become  aggressive and violent, though most avoidants are passive-aggressive. They often  use drugs, alcohol, pornography, video games, TV and many other addictions to  keep themselves cut out of the reality of their own lives and lives of those  they get involved with.
Nobody really falls into a stereotype one hundred  percent, and, of course, there is a degree of emotional unavailability.  Typically people become emotionally unavailable because of a heartbreak they had  to survive in their past. The good news is that every EU person can recover from  their destructive relationship patterns if he or she is willing to do so. But  that can only happen if they do it on their own.
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Love and Anxiety…

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , on September 5, 2012 by sexandmiami


A recent post from a friend and fellow blogger got me thinking about this topic. I remember when I started to feel anxiety in my last relationship. This was the 1st time I had opened up to someone completely and loved unconditionally. It was after the trust was broken with lies and deceit that I had my 1st panic attack. When the person that I put my trust and faith in betrayed me I felt scared and alone for the 1st time in my life, and it just got worse . My panic attacks continued for over a year after it ended.
I often wonder how will this affect me in my future relationships. Will I be able to trust again when I can’t even bring myself to date?
Until we bring awareness to our relationships, most of us live in love’s comfort zone — close enough to take the edge off loneliness, and distant enough to preserve our sense of being able to live without the other person. The tragedy is that many people who love each other are unable to express that love fully because they are unaware of how anxiety throttles and distorts their love. They feel, but not too deeply; they hold back, unable to make the final commitment. Yet those who protect themselves from the loss of love by blocking out love are already suffering from what they most dread. Forgoing love in the present out of anxiety about losing it in the future is a fool’s bargain.

At the extreme, unconscious anxiety can even turn love to hate. When one wants another and feels unworthy or unable to win their love, or fears being manipulated and hurt, anxiety can distort love into either hate or indifference. Hate is injured love, and it may be inflamed through anger into violence. Indifference is injured love retreating into numb withdrawal.

How can we respond to the anxiety that love provokes — to this deep dread of abandonment? The answer is not to love less, but to love more. Although the object of our love can be taken away, our ability to love can never be lost or taken from us. And if our ultimate love object includes the source of life itself, no one can ever take away the object of our love. The path to serenity is to love so much, so deeply and so unconditionally that we can never be without love. We can let the love of a spouse or a child or a parent expand far beyond our past self-imposed limits. We can let love become a reflex, a habit, an impulse that cannot be denied. Just as the answer to anxiety in general is not less anxiety, but greater and more meaningful anxiety, the answer to our anxiety about love is not less love but more love and greater love.

Anxiety is love’s limit, but not its enemy. Our anxiety guides us to the edge of our love. Our task is to keep changing anxiety into love — to have the courage to love passionately, universally and eternally. I believe if I keep practicing this and saying it over and over when I am ready the universe will grant me my best relationship ever.

PUA’s Who are they? Its more popular then you think…….

Posted in Book Reviews on August 12, 2012 by sexandmiami

PUA’s Who are they? Its more popular then you think……..

I am reposting this post that I wrote last year. I think more women need to be made aware of PUA’s and what it is about. While most women are looking for romance and love this society is really about promoting the opposite I believe. It’s more about the hook-up and more of a polyamorous lifestyle then about love and monogamy.  I would love to hear from dating site bloggers and my PUA’s on this post.

 

My 1st Blog Award. Thank you!!

Posted in Book Reviews, Dating, Love Hate, Narcissist/Sociopath with tags , , , , , on August 7, 2012 by sexandmiami

Thank you so much for this from my fellow blogger http://howtoonlinedate.wordpress.com . I feel so honored that people actually appreciate my rants . I am known to curse a lot…sometimes though I am working on it. I started this blog to vent originally about dating in Miami because trust me its like nowhere else I have ever witnessed before.. Howtodateonline nails it. There are the lazy sunnava bitches, The Bad Boy/douche bag , Soulful “artists” who cry when it rains and the Gorgeous Golddiggers. You know, the ones that tell you everything you want to hear as long as you pay for shit. My personal fav! Also to raise awareness of the narcissist sociopath. This guy will use you for everything you have. Let you believe you are soul-mates and then leave you with nothing in the blink of an eye without a drop of empathy. Wish I had known the signs years ago.  Like Carrie from SEX IN THE CITY . I am still searching for my Mr Big  Aidan. Welcome to SexinMiami baby, Miami the land of house music, hot clubs and the fake. Where everyone wants something for nothing . Thanks again Angie. 🙂 So without further ado.

I would like to nominate the following blogs.

http://mshaiq.wordpress.com I love what this chick stands for!

http://ummyeahah.wordpress.com this girl has gumption!

http://untilyouresafeandsound.wordpress.com love her honesty!

http://yourdailydoseblog.com music, photography, and she sings awesome!

http://thewiseoneoncesaid.com/ A very awesome advice blog from a therapist. God knows we all need one!

Here are the rules should you choose to accept:

1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog

2. Link back to the blogger who awarded you

3. Copy & Paste the award to your blog

4. Nominate 5 blogs that you enjoy to receive the award who have less than 200 followers

5. Inform them of their nomination by leaving a comment on their blog

Thank you all for following my rants and also helping me overcome my heart-break by sharing my story and the things that have helped me

become my old self again.It has been cathartic for me to say the least . Thank you guys 🙂

Posted in Book Reviews on June 29, 2012 by sexandmiami

A very wise post from a 16 year old poet/writer

If You Can’t Forgive Someone, This Is What You Need to Know

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , on June 23, 2012 by sexandmiami

 

Spiritual Insight from Eckhart Tolle’s Stillness Speaks

Sometimes things are said or done between two people and the rift is so great it seems impossible to repair. The person has hurt you so much that you just can’t bring yourself to forgive what they said or did.

Of such a situation Eckhart Tolle writes in Stillness Speaks:

If her past were your past, her pain your pain, her level of consciousness your level of consciousness, you would think and act exactly as she does. With this realization comes forgiveness, compassion, peace.

This isn’t an easy realization to arrive at. If you are having difficulty forgiving someone, then The Presence Process may be invaluable to you. In The Presence Process, Michael Brown addresses our anger at being hurt, which is based in the sense that others ought to have acted differently toward us, not hurting us as they did. He says of our refusal to forgive:

Does our arrogance lead us to assume they should behave differently—that they should know better, even though we realize the impact of emotional imprinting on human behavior? Did we do any better?

It’s useful to bring into our awareness those we feel are unforgivable, so that we may examine the felt-resonance that arises when we picture these individuals and allow ourselves to feel this felt-resonance without condition.

These people are the focus of our unintegrated child’s revenge. They are the victims of our arrogance. These people are also the individuals who are assisting us in unlocking our peace of mind. Until we integrate the emotional signature that arises when we bring them into our awareness, we remain imprisoned by unintegrated emotional discomfort and its consequential mental confusion and physical reactivity.

Our ongoing anger toward them is our lack of clarity. It’s the cause of our lack of awareness of the peace already given. By not allowing ourselves to integrate these uncomfortable resonances, an aspect of our felt-perception remains sedated and controlled—and therefore unavailable to feel the peace in which we are always immersed.

There is no awareness of peace without authentic forgiveness, and there is no authentic forgiveness until we integrate the resonance that arises in us when we place our attention on those who still anger us.

Michael’s understanding of why we find it hard to forgive is worth dwelling on. Take some time to sit with it, seeing how it speaks to your own situation with regard to those you have hard feelings toward.

Forgiveness isn’t really about the other person, it’s about us. To the degree we realize how deeply we have been emotionally imprinted, we will realize that others have also been imprinted in similar ways. They can’t help themselves any more than we have been able to help ourselves, until now when we at last are ready to engage in emotional integration.

By forgiving ourselves, we automatically forgive others. When we can’t forgive, it’s because we haven’t yet truly owned our own emotional imprinting and come to a place of peace with ourselves. This is why The Presence Process is simply one of the most powerful resources available to us in our journey into a more conscious way of living.

For me this is a learning process. This is a matter of coming to terms with everything and just letting it go.  There are many factors why this is so difficult for me to do. Right now I can’t, maybe in time I will be able too. A wise person once said to me, it’s not up to you to forgive that is up to God.

Posted in Book Reviews with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2012 by sexandmiami

Very moving post from a fellow blogger