Question: Is it a choice to have an emotional connection with someone?

Do you have to have an emotional connection with someone?

An emotional connection is a feeling of alignment and intimacy between two people that goes beyond just physical attraction, having fun together, surface-level conversations, or even intellectual similarities. Instead, it feels like youre connecting on a deeper soul level—and feel secure connecting that deeply.

What does having an emotional connection with someone mean?

An emotional connection is a bundle of subjective feelings that come together to create a bond between two people. The word emotional means to arouse strong feelings. The feelings may be anger, sorrow, joy, love or any of thousands of emotions that humans experience.

Is emotional connection rare?

Authentic emotional connections are rare because these relationships are identified as sharing and understanding each others deepest pains and empathetically listening to each other without judgment. The intense “highs” give way to more intimacy and a consistent sense of belonging and support.

How do you know if you have an emotional connection with someone?

If you feel seen and heard by the other person, its a sign youre experiencing a deeper connection. Youre able to communicate easily and things flow effortlessly. Being with the other person feels nurturing and like they understand you on another level.

What does emotional connection feel like?

Emotional connection is sharing a common unspoken language with your significant other. Its staying attuned to their needs and problems and following up when you know theyve got a big interview coming up or just got into a squabble with their mom.

How long do emotional affairs usually last?

The in-love stage of a love affair typically lasts six to 18 months, and occasionally as long as three years, says Denise Bartell, PhD, psychologist at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay.

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