The Personalist Project

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Katie van Schaijik

#1, May 7, 2013 11:05pm

After posting, I read this in the book, Co-dependent No More, by Melody Beattie.  It relates both to this post, and the one I put up earlier today on the main feed.

Most people want and need love. Most people want and need to be close to people. But fear is an equally strong force, and it competes with our need for love. More specifically, this force is fear of intimacy. For many of us, it feels safer to be alone or in relationships where we are “unemotionally involved” than it does to be emotionally vulnerable, close, and loving.

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