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Reasons why it may be hard to express your needs

Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST
  • From seeing vulnerability as a weakness to not being in touch with our feelings, here are a few reasons why we may find it difficult to express our needs.
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Not knowing how to share our needs, wants and expectations can create a lot of stress in a relationship. Addressing this, Therapist Allyson Kellum-Aguirre wrote, "Without communication, relationships will suffer. The ability to express yourself allows you to build emotional safety in your relationship, which is essential in building a healthy bond and connection in your relationship." She further noted down a few reasons why it may be hard to express our needs.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Not knowing how to share our needs, wants and expectations can create a lot of stress in a relationship. Addressing this, Therapist Allyson Kellum-Aguirre wrote, "Without communication, relationships will suffer. The ability to express yourself allows you to build emotional safety in your relationship, which is essential in building a healthy bond and connection in your relationship." She further noted down a few reasons why it may be hard to express our needs.(Unsplash)

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Sometimes we are not in touch with our own feelings – this is one of the primary reasons why we are not sure what we want to express. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Sometimes we are not in touch with our own feelings – this is one of the primary reasons why we are not sure what we want to express. (Unsplash)

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Often when we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we are taught that expressing our needs is a sign of weakness. Hence, we refrain from doing it. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Often when we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we are taught that expressing our needs is a sign of weakness. Hence, we refrain from doing it. (Unsplash)

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In dysfunctional homes ⁣, being vulnerable is shamed. Hence, people refrain from being vulnerable in their adult relationships as well. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

In dysfunctional homes ⁣, being vulnerable is shamed. Hence, people refrain from being vulnerable in their adult relationships as well. (Unsplash)

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Sometimes we do not feel emotionally safe in a relationship or in the company of someone to express our own needs. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

Sometimes we do not feel emotionally safe in a relationship or in the company of someone to express our own needs. (Unsplash)

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People-pleasers are constantly striving for validation from others, and hence, they stay away from expressing their own needs. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 04, 2023 04:10 PM IST

People-pleasers are constantly striving for validation from others, and hence, they stay away from expressing their own needs. (Unsplash)

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