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Emotional Unavailability & Neediness: Two Sides of the Same Coin by [Kortsch, Gabriella]
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Neediness and emotional unavailability are two sides of the same coin because both are based on a lack of self love, a fear of love and the hurt that love can engender due to the vulnerability that being in love generally evokes. A person may live out one side of the coin (neediness) in several relationships and then - in a new relationship - may find him or herself living out the other side of the coin (emotional unavailability).


Emotional unavailability and neediness do not tend to be deliberate because there is never anything consciously deliberate about the way a defense mechanism arises in childhood. A man who refuses to commit should not blithely be judged as being manipulative or callous although on the surface he may very well appear to be so. Furthermore, the older he gets, the more of a history of this nature he acquires, and hence the more those who sit in judgement reach the conclusion that they are right. The same could, of course, be said about the emotionally unavailable woman. Another case in point: a woman whose neediness may appear as emotionally manipulative, generally also does not behave this way in a deliberate fashion. And again, the same could be said about the needy man.


This book dissects the causes of these defense mechanisms, paving the road - for those who wish to change the inner landscape of their emotional constraints - to live and be able to love more freely.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1500913456
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O2YKULO
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5.0 out of 5 stars Insightful book! 6 March 2015
By A Boca Mom - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has been difficult to read as it is 'right on' with my situation. I am reading it slowly, highlighting certain passages that pertain to me and also helpful advice. This also describes my parent's relationship as well as my siblings. The book has been gently showing me how I came to have this dysfunction and how to improve the relationship with myself. I look forward to checking out other books by this author. She also has a website you could subscribe to.
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars terribly pieced together! 11 December 2014
By gumnut - Published on Amazon.com
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What a terrible book! Maybe there is some content which is valid but the writing is all over the place. The book is pieced together from existing material and greatly lacks clarity. The definition of what is emotional unavailability and what is neediness is lacking and unclear. Much needed but how can a "book" like this ever go in print? It is more like a collection of sticky notes with connecting phrases.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 February 2015
By Antionette Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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I though it was a great book with valuable information. It's a must read.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for those having relationship problems!! 18 December 2014
By Miss Molinos - Published on Amazon.com
After an abrupt end to yet another relationship, I was looking for some answers to my unsuccessful track record. This book totally answered all my questions and opened my eyes to the route of the problem. In a clear and concise manner, the book explains the possible causes of the problems, how they manifest themselves in one relationship or another, and offers clear and practical guidelines of how to resolve these issues. Once I started reading the book I could not put it down, I could not believe how someone who I do not even know, was able to explain in detail everything I had been feeling and everything that had been happening to me throughout my dating years. I raced through the book, so that I could quickly finish and find the answers I needed, and it has changed my life. I am now reading the book again, and doing ALL the exercises, and I am now well on my way to addressing the particular issues that affect me, and I have no doubt that this will lead me to having happier and more loving relationships in the future. Thank you Gabriella!! x
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A TRUE MUST-HAVE FOR ANYONE EVER TOUCHED BY THIS CONUNDRUM! 19 December 2014
By Oasis - Published on Amazon.com
Gabriella Kortsch's self-empowering new book is a true blessing for anyone who struggles with neediness or emotional unavailability,
giving us all the guidance we so desperately need on our challenging journey to emotional freedom!
From the characteristics, to the origins, to the symptoms, of both neediness and emotional unavailability, the author not only describes
both sides of the coin with brilliant precision and phenomenal insight and expertise, but takes it a step further than most authors do on
this topic by offering a practical, easy-to-follow manual on how to free yourself from both!

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