Do you struggle with receiving affection? Relationship coach shares signs

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Published on Jun 03, 2024 05:00 PM IST

  • From deflecting praises to having difficulty asking for help, here are a few signs that we struggle with receiving affection and care.

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Published on Jun 03, 2024 05:00 PM IST

When we are brought up in dysfunctional homes, we try to become the peacemaker of the house and the one who fixes problems. This further makes it difficult for us to receive affection when it comes our way. “If you’re someone who has traditionally adopted the role of caretaker, giver and support person in your relationships, there’s a good chance that receiving is something you struggle with. While it’s easy to complain about always occupying this role and blame others for not mirroring our efforts, often there’s more to this dynamic than meets the eye,” wrote Relationship Coach Stephanie Rigg.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

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We constantly wind up being the person in the relationship who is a giver, the supporter and the one who accommodates the other person, often at our discomfort. (Unsplash)
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We constantly wind up being the person in the relationship who is a giver, the supporter and the one who accommodates the other person, often at our discomfort. (Unsplash)

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We face difficulties in asking for help, even if we really need it. When we need support from others, we refrain from asking them. (Unsplash)
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We face difficulties in asking for help, even if we really need it. When we need support from others, we refrain from asking them. (Unsplash)

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When someone tries to accommodate us or goes out of their way to make us feel comfortable, we feel guilty about it. (Unsplash)
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When someone tries to accommodate us or goes out of their way to make us feel comfortable, we feel guilty about it. (Unsplash)

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We have a difficult time accepting compliments and appreciation. We are quick to deflect or minimise the praises. (Unsplash)
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We have a difficult time accepting compliments and appreciation. We are quick to deflect or minimise the praises. (Unsplash)

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When we become the center of attention, we feel extremely uncomfortable with all the focus on us.  (Unsplash)
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When we become the center of attention, we feel extremely uncomfortable with all the focus on us.  (Unsplash)

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