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October 30, 2012 7:14 PM Subscribe
I'm a terrible communicator in relationships. If we're talking about feelings, I freeze up and can't say the simplest of things. How can I get past this?
posted by sockypuppeteer to Human Relations (11 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 24, female. Not a ton of dating experience... I've had a few shortish relationship-esque things, nothing longer than 7 months.
I'm really bad at talking about feelings in a romantic context. I have the hardest time articulating how I'm feeling. A lot of the time I have a hard time deciding on what to say and even if I know what I want to say, it's very hard for me to physically get the words out.
I've always been on the shy side, but not in an extreme way as an adult. I'm reasonably confident in my interactions with people in general and oddly I'm more confident in my interactions with guys before things are starting to get serious... I'm fine with flirting but if someone sits me down and tells me that he really likes me while looking into my eyes and I'll give him a deer-in-the-headlights look and start rapidly talking about the weather in a high pitched voice.
I need to change this. It makes things so unnecessarily hard. How can I get better?