Are you drowning in a sea of confusion and frustration because you keep finding yourself in the same relationship pattern with an emotionally unavailable man?
If so, then it may be time to do some serious soul-searching. Don’t let him take advantage of your good nature!
Follow these 20 reasons to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man:
1) He will make you question your sanity
Here’s the first reason you should walk away from an emotionally unavailable man: he will make you question your sanity.
What does this mean?
It means that you’ll no longer know what to think and you’ll lose trust in your ability to read people. What’s more, you might even end up doubting the connection you feel with him.
Emotionally unavailable men can have this effect on you because they are not comfortable with showing their emotions. To be more precise, they don’t know how to show their emotions.
This is why you cannot help but question your sanity when it comes to the things he does and says.
2) He will pull away from you often
What do we mean by ‘often’?
We mean it over and over again. And the worst part is, he’ll make you feel guilty by saying it’s your fault.
So many women have stayed in situations like this only because they felt responsible for ‘making’ him pull away from them.
But the truth is: it’s not your job to fix him.
Even if you could, you shouldn’t.
So, if you notice this pattern in your relationship, it’s time to focus on yourself. Stop trying to change him and start focusing on you.
You’ll be glad you did.
3) He will let you down when you need him most
Let’s say that you’re going through a crisis situation and are in desperate need of support and understanding from him.
What will he do?
He’ll turn his back on you, of course!
And even if he doesn’t, he will make you feel guilty for asking, which will make you feel like you’re the only one who can let him down.
If this is your situation and it happens often, you can consider it a reason to walk away from him.
You see, emotionally unavailable men are brilliant at making you feel like you’re the reason your relationship is falling apart.
And this, my friend, makes them emotionally unavailable.
4) A relationship coach will shed light on your situation
While this article will shed light on the main reasons you should walk away from an emotionally unavailable man, it can be helpful to speak to a relationship coach about your situation.
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5) He will make you doubt your self-worth
If you’re dating an emotionally unavailable man, he will make you question your worth and value as a person.
He will make you feel as if something is fundamentally wrong with you. On top of that, he will make you feel like you are not good enough for him and not worthy of a healthy relationship.
This is a way of deflecting from his own insecurities and problems. By putting you down, he can build himself up.
So, if you’ve experienced this in the past, it’s time to step away from him and focus on yourself.
This alone is a good enough reason to walk away.
6) You’ll become disconnected from your friends and family
It’s quite normal to get closer to your partner when you’re in a relationship, but it’s not normal for this to happen at the expense of your friends and family members.
If that is what’s happening in your relationship, then it’s likely that he is emotionally unavailable.
Emotionally unavailable men are often insecure and need constant reassurance from their partners. They need to know that their partner is entirely devoted to them and that she doesn’t need anyone else in her life.
If you are afraid of losing friends or family members because of this, then it’s up to you to walk away.
7) He will not take accountability for his wrongdoings
Emotionally unavailable men have a bad habit of making excuses for themselves when they are accused of doing something wrong.
They will change the subject and make you feel like the bad guy instead.
Instead of taking responsibility for their actions, they will pass the blame along to someone else.
In turn, this weakens the connection you feel with the man because you will feel like he’s doing what’s best for him and not what is best for your relationship.
By allowing him to do this, you are feeding his insecurities and making yours grow.
Do you need another reason to walk away?
8) You are wasting your time on him
Wasting time is never a good thing to do, especially when you’re in the early stages of dating someone.
The truth is, you deserve someone whose focus is entirely on you and who will be there for you when the going gets tough.
Unfortunately, if your relationship with him tilts in the opposite direction, you will be unable to get that kind of support from him.
So why waste your time?
Let’s be honest about dealing with an emotionally unavailable man.
It’s not easy. It’s enough to make you want to give up on love and walk away.
But I want to suggest a solution. You have all the tools you need to do this right now, right where you are.
I learned about this from the modern-day shaman Rudá Iandê. He taught me how the lies we tell ourselves about love are part of what traps us in things like unhappy relationships.
As Rudá explains in this transformational free video, love is available to us if we cut through the lies that we tell ourselves.
We just need to face the facts about a man’s emotional unavailability and love.
The alternative is for us to end up in loveless relationships or endless dating frustration that only leaves us cold and empty.
The alternative is to be sunk in stagnant codependency and completely unable to resolve things like sharing real feelings.
Rudá’s teachings showed me a whole new perspective.
While watching, I felt like someone understood my struggles to find real love for the first time – and finally offered an actual, practical solution to being in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable man.
If you’re done with wasting your time on a love that doesn’t work, I invite you to watch this short video and open your mind to new possibilities.
9) He might never be ready to commit to you
Are you aware that emotionally unavailable men might never be ready to commit?
Yes, they might not.
Psychologically speaking, when a man is emotionally unavailable, it’s likely that he is not ready to fully commit to you because he will always feel like you might not completely belong to him.
The reason for this is that emotionally unavailable men tend to be insecure, and they are looking for reassurance.
Since you cannot fully give them what they need, it’s likely that they will never truly open up to you and commit.
We wouldn’t call this situation ideal. So, it’s a good reason to walk away.
10) He will drain you emotionally
Do you feel drained around him?
If so, that’s not healthy.
Emotionally unavailable men can make you feel drained by their lack of emotions and the fact that they don’t know how to express them.
They will also make you feel drained by their demanding ways and tendency to expect constant attention and support.
You see, it’s easy to get lost in their intensity. They are not easy to deal with and they will leave you drained both physically and emotionally.
So, if you feel drained after spending any time with him, it’s a good reason to walk away.
11) You are missing out on other emotionally available men
Want to know another reason to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man?
This one involves you and the guys who are available.
If you’re dating a man who is emotionally unavailable, you’re missing out on other men who might be ready to commit to you.
This means that you will be missing out on a great relationship by staying in the same one with an emotionally unavailable guy.
So, instead of focusing all your attention on him, why not try dating other men? It’s worth it.
It might not be easy at first, but it’s worth it if you want to find a great relationship in the long run.
12) He will not change anything about himself for you
If you’re dating an emotionally unavailable man, he will not change any aspects of himself for you.
Here’s how they think: “Why should I change anything? She’s the one who has a problem with it!”
Emotionally unavailable men will not change their behaviors or actions because they will always feel like their actions are justified.
In their minds, they do anything wrong. So, you have to change things about yourself instead.
What does this mean for you?
It means that you are in a relationship with a man who is living in denial, which means that the relationship will most likely not move forward and may even go backward.
And this is another reason to walk away.
13) He will probably not break up with you
The emotionally unavailable man paradox: he doesn’t want to fully commit to you, but he won’t dump you either.
This is a conundrum that many women have faced, and they can feel confused and powerless over it.
The truth is that emotionally unavailable men need to be in relationships because they need someone who will validate them and make them feel secure.
They enjoy all the attention they get from their partners, so they are not going to break up with them as long as they’re comfortable.
In your case, he might feel that you won’t fully accept him and that you will abandon him eventually. This is what makes him think that he is justified in staying with you even though he doesn’t want to commit.
In short, emotionally unavailable men can be too hard to deal with. So why not walk away?
14) He won’t try to fix what’s going wrong in your relationship
Broken relationships are not fun to deal with. But this is the reality for women who have emotionally unavailable men in their lives.
Do you want to be involved in a one-sided relationship? If not, then you have another reason to walk away.
You see, emotionally unavailable men will not try to fix what’s going wrong in the relationship because they won’t want to go through the effort of doing so.
What’s more, he won’t be able to have a constructive and positive discussion with you about your problems. He will avoid having difficult conversations with you because he can’t handle stressful situations.
In addition, he may not be capable of dealing with the fact that your relationship is not perfect.
15) You will never know what the future has in store for you
Do you hate not knowing what the future has in store for you? If so, then you have another reason to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man.
Emotionally unavailable men don’t know what they want in the future. And, this lack of clarity is going to make you frustrated because you will never know if he wants a future with you or not.
This lack of clarity means that your relationship might end at any moment. And this uncertainty can be too unsettling for many women to deal with.
Emotionally unavailable men are going to make you feel like you have no control over what’s happening in your relationship. So, it might be time to walk away.
16) You will have to deal with constant conflict and drama
Drama is not always a bad thing. However, if drama and conflict are the results of an emotionally unavailable man in your life, then you might want to avoid this situation.
Here’s the problem with emotionally unavailable men: they will never be able to fix their issues.
In fact, they will become more like a thorn in your side each day because their lack of emotional intelligence makes them very difficult to deal with.
If you want a healthy relationship, then you should walk away from these men. They will only create more drama and conflict in your life.
17) You will never feel secure in your relationship with him
You deserve a man who will make you feel secure every day.
However, if you’re with an emotionally unavailable man, he won’t be able to do this for you. In many cases, these men are going to be willing to create an illusion of security for their partners.
They will not be able to fully commit to you, but they may pretend that they are ready to commit.
From this point on, the relationship might seem like a healthy one. But in reality, it won’t last for long because emotionally unavailable men won’t be able to handle the relationship as a whole.
18) He won’t be able to give you what you need
Another reason to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man?
He will never be able to give you what you need from a relationship. Ever.
This is because emotionally unavailable men are incapable of providing you with emotional support, emotional intimacy, emotional stability, and emotional validation.
In other words, he will never be able to provide the love and affection that your heart desires from a man.
So, why do this to yourself?
19) He won’t change his fantasy world
Do you like your man to be involved in the real world? If so, you have another reason to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man.
Emotionally unavailable men will take their fantasy world and pretend like it’s real. So, you will have to deal with a man who is only interested in things that don’t affect him.
He won’t be able or willing to take responsibility for his actions or make any changes for the better.
This means that he won’t be able to be the person you need him to be in the real world. So, it might be time to end this relationship.
20) You deserve better
At the end of the day, emotionally unavailable men are not capable of giving you what you deserve.
They will make you feel like life is not worth living because they will never be able to bring happiness into your life.
This is why it is important to walk away from these men. Because when you do, you are going to become a healthier person who can find the right man for your love story.
You may not believe it now, but you’ll get there.
How to say goodbye to an emotionally unavailable man?
Now that you know why it’s important to walk away from an emotionally unavailable man, you may be wondering what to say when you want to leave.
Here are a few things to remember when breaking up with an emotionally unavailable man:
1) Breakup slowly
As mentioned above, emotionally unavailable men can be hard to deal with over time. This is why it might be best for you to break up slowly.
It is best to break up with them in small steps so that you don’t cause them any more stress than they already have.
For example, you can say goodbye to your emotionally unavailable man in the following way:
“I need time for myself because I’m depressed and feeling overwhelmed. I don’t want us to be together at this time.”
2) Be prepared for the consequences
If you’re breaking up with an emotionally unavailable man, there is a strong chance that he will become more emotional than you are.
This is why it will be better for you to be prepared for the consequences of your breakup. In other words, don’t expect him to have a rational conversation about where the relationship went wrong.
Emotionally unavailable men are not rational, so you will have to remember this when you break up with him.
3) Set clear boundaries for yourself
If you’re breaking up with an emotionally unavailable man, then it will be best for you to define your own boundaries.
For example, it would be good to avoid any and all contact with this man afterward because he may continue to contact you even after your breakup.
If you are in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable man, I have no doubt that the list above made you realize that the relationship isn’t worth it.
Emotionally unavailable men are not capable of loving you in the way that you deserve. In fact, they can’t give you what you want from a man.
One thing is for sure: an emotionally unavailable man is not going to make you happy in a relationship.
Can a relationship coach help you too?
If you want specific advice on your situation, it can be very helpful to speak to a relationship coach.
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