You may have friends but more often than not, when you’re around them, you feel lonely. Here’s how to emotionally connect with someone and find joy.
You know that feeling when you stand in a crowded room, but you feel alone? Okay, this could be for various reasons, but there’s a high chance that you’re not actually emotionally connected to anyone in that room. Knowing how to emotionally connect with someone isn’t as easy as it looks, but these are the components to make it happen.
All of our close relationships are based on emotional connection. It’s what makes or breaks a relationship. You have those friends you party with and the friends you sit and talk about your problems with. The difference between those two types of friends is the level of emotional intimacy.
How to emotionally connect with someone
Now, I’m not saying you can’t have an emotional connection with people that you only drink with, you can, but you must take the next step from Friday night drinking buddies to Sunday morning fishing friends. Do you see what I mean?
Remember that saying, “It’s not who you spend Friday night with, it’s who you want to spend all Saturday with.” Now, I know this quote is from Friends with Benefits, but it’s applicable to non-sexual relationships as well. So, if you want someone as a real friend, you have to know how to emotionally connect with them. It’s not as easy as it looks.