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Craving Connection Then Rejecting It

lonelyJust a short post today about intimacy, caring, connection and creating isolation. An article on Great Glitch called:

Crave Intimacy and Avoid it at the Same Time? Yes You Can!

is a reminder that craving intimacy does not necessarily mean that we really want it – or that we want it fully.

So often we crave closeness, then reject it once we have it, quickly to returning to a state of loneliness and isolation, only to crave closeness once again.

The question is, do your behaviors support the desire for intimacy, really? Or do you do things that push people away, leaving you isolated and lonely, as if attached to a state of craving?

Today I am going to make a list of the things I do that push people away, or fail to invite them to be close to me. Then, I’ll be able to create more opportunities to be close to my loved ones.

Craving Connection Then Rejecting It

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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Bundrant, M. (2013). Craving Connection Then Rejecting It. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 19, 2019, from


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