Hi all, new member, forgive me if this question has been asked....
I wonder if there are support groups for people who have an alexi in their life. I decided to just stop faking it two years ago, and it's presenting problems with my wife.
Anyway, thanks for listening.
I just had the same "fuck it" moment with my girlfriend of 3 years. We've mostly gotten through it, though it really did cause a lot of issues in the meantime and we nearly broke up over it. She's an arts person, so if she can understand what it's like to not understand emotions, then I feel it's possible for you and your wife as well.
Are there any particular issues?
Did your girlfriend come to that understanding on her own or was there a support group or therapist involved?
I found a lot of support in a Facebook group, there are some, with People writing there constantly and its great to ask there some things and get some explainations or just support
Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personal trait which affects roughly 10% of the population.
Alexithymia describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. Most persons concerned are not aware about this deficit and usually they are just recognizing it in contact with others, especially close friends, within their family or their partner.
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