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The Avoidant Partner

How To Respond When Your Partner Is Evasive

Season 3, Episode 136

Healthy relationships are built upon skills emphasizing connection and affirmation. Sometimes, though, a partner may be reluctant to connect, becoming avoidant. This can be especially common when conflicts arise. When this happens it is reasonable to attempt to connect, but in the event that it doesn’t happen, you will need to be poised to keep your cool. That is what we will address in this podcast.


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The Avoidant Partner

by Les Carter, Ph. D. | MarriagePath Radio

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Something to Think About

In this episode, we learned that:

  • Avoidant adults usually have a deep history of relationships that felt unsafe.
  • When the avoidant person predictably becomes defensive, you are under no obligation to play the role of the pursuer.
  • Trust is built when conflicts are managed with understanding and open-mindedness.

Let’s Talk

“When you feel someone is avoiding you unnecessarily, how does it impact you emotionally? In that moment, what healthy options do you have?”

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