Emotional isolation refers to the inability to feel marital love and commitment.  The process by which emotional isolation grows and the desire to leave the marriage or hurt one’s spouse replaces lost love. Often times, emotional isolation involves an unintentional breaking of passionate ties of love and affection.

Emotional Isolation

The inability to feel because of the hurt

Pinpoint What Went Wrong

All marriages go through times when emotional isolation grows or lack the depth it once had. Both spouses hurt when their marriage gets into trouble.  Subsequently, many times they can’t even pinpoint what went wrong.  If couples become willing to step back and review their marital story, they will usually find a pattern of thoughts and behaviors that led to the isolation.

Stress can lead to a significant downward role in marriage.  Many times, the financial troubles, losses, health problems, or overly demanding work schedules produce emotional isolation. Therefore, leading to feelings of becoming overwhelmed with life. Taking an inventory of what can be managed better, as well as, how to make healthier choices for the sake of one’s marriage is necessary.

Emotional Isolation is A Culprit

Emotional isolation is a culprit that can set up the mind for other things that can be identified as unhealthy.  When the mind is unsettled the wrong reactions can follow.

Because harmful habits are probable, couples will want to work together with overcoming them and look to renew their marriage.  The goal is to obtain more than just a ‘safe place’ of having someone side by side.  The intent is to have a result that will render a stronger bond to enjoy a more meaningful connection with a focus to grow in marriage together.

Little by little, bit by bit.  Unrealistic expectations that things will change quickly simply will not happen.  Change comes in miniature time frames, almost unseen.  Just as the unnoticed difference that took place with getting to emotional isolation.  With all of the alterations that will need to take place, remember to be patient with yourself and your spouse.


Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance James 1:2-3

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