Navoto Posted February 10, 2017 Share Posted February 10, 2017 A lack of romantic emotions to others is what defines aromantic. I would like to go further, is it common among us here on the forum to have challenges concerning alexithymia - more or less experiencing a lack of feelings or ability to explain them (to others) overall? Alexthymia, translates literatlly into, a lack of language for feelings, that is a difficulty to know in any detail what goes on inside you and others - your inner "state", your "bodily" position on a matter (gut instinct perhaps), mirroring the feelings you can understand others probably feels etc.. Some individuals can cry or experinceing other bodily reactions without knowing the reason behing, the cause. An alexithymic person tend to have to use logic and reason where others would bring in their feelings. An alexithymic person could not only "feel" trapped in a romantic (intense) relationship, it would also have great difficulty explaining for the partner if there is just a lack of emotion overall or just a lack of romantic love. Knowing that the aromantic orientation exists could be a tremendous relief for those indivduals. Lets vote (anonymously of course)! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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