"So he keeps things to himself, which makes it impossible for him to participate fully in the relationship." Let's say you describe a fight you're having with a coworker, and your guy doesn't respond.
You think he's zoning out, but it may be that he has weighed the situation in his highly logical mind and is siding with your coworker, not you.
Behaving like a jerk for too long builds resentment.I never knew what “emotionally unavailable” meant until a few years ago.I had heard the term once or twice and I thought it was just some bizarre psychological term that seemed too diagnostic and unrealistic. Fast forward to a year later after a horrible, heart-wrenching, not-ever-going-to-recover-from-this-I-want-to-die breakup.We had no idea The Rules would become a bestseller…we just wanted to help women stop making mistakes and get the men of their dreams—and that’s what we still do now, 20 years later!