If someone is emotionally unavailable, it does not mean that they are incapable of love. Emotionally unavailable women are often focused on their own life and goals, meaning that they may seam emotionally distant or unwilling to indulge in their own emotional needs, or the emotional needs of others. That being said, on some occasions you may fall for a person who does have deep emotional and commitment issues. This article will explain how to spot if you are in a relationship with an emotionally unavailable person, and tips for what to do if you ascertain that indeed you are.

Signs That You Are Dating an Emotionally Unavailable Woman

Of course, not every one of these signs is proof that an individual is emotionally unavailable, though if they are apparent for extended periods of time, then that may well be the case.

An Unwillingness To Commit

Signs of this include the inability to speak of your future together, or stating that they “just want to live in the present”. These are indications of their lack of ability towards commitment to your relationship. The avoidance of saying “I love you” is also as a sign towards this, though some may believe in the sanctity of such words and wish to wait until the time is right.



If someone is inconsiderate towards you and your emotional needs, then this may be an indication of their emotionally unavailability. Reasons behind such behavior could be that they are acting inconsiderate to distance themselves from you.


Emotionally Abusive Signs

When someone is constantly putting you down, or has consistent outbursts of unwarranted anger, it can be a clear song of their emotional unavailability.


Speaking Ill Of Past Partners

If the person in question has nothing but bad things to say about their previous relationships, placing all the blame on its demise on the partner with whom they broke up with, it can show their unwillingness to be open and true about their feelings.


Pointing Out Flaws

It is obvious to most people that the perfect person does not exist. Emotionally unavailable women, or men for that matter, will often point out someone's imperfect flaws as a mechanism to remove themselves emotionally from that person.


Inability To Compromise

Compromising is an important aspect to all relationships. Two people rarely agree on everything, so compromising in certain issues helps to ensure that arguments are avoided. A person’s inability to compromise can be a sign of emotional unavailability.


Overly Secretive

If someone is never open with you, or evasive when asked questions regarding emotions or your relationship, then it could be a sign of inability to be emotionally available.


They Only Care About Sex

When someone wants nothing but sex, it clearly shows that they do not care for your emotional needs, and they clearly don't want you to care for their emotional needs.

Tips for Dating Emotionally Unavailable Individuals


Be Supportive

If you are dating an emotionally unavailable woman, it is often the case that they are extremely focused on their own career goals. It is important to be supportive in a relationship, and just as important that such support is reciprocated. Don't be afraid to have your own feelings and ambitions, but also be supportive of their’s. Working together, you should be a stronger unit of immeasurable force, as apposed to a self-destructive partnership.


Take Your Time

You should never rush into something as emotionally demanding as a relationship, and you should never expect emotionally unavailable women to instantly commit to sharing everything about themselves to you. Getting to know someone always takes time, you have to be willing to commit such time to someone that you truly see a future with. That's not saying that you have the ability to change someone. If they are continually showing signs of emotional unavailability, refusing to commit to your future or even talk about it, then it may be time to decide whether you can accept such things, or move on entirely. You should always trust your gut and do what you feel is right.


Be Emotionally Strong

It is always important to be emotionally strong yourself, especially when dealing with emotionally unavailable people. The first thing to consider is that no matter what happens, you will remain strong and continue on your path in life. If someone is never truly open with you on a personal, emotional, or spiritual level, then you can move on and that's ok. The failure of one romantic endeavor does not indicate a failure in either parties character, rather just shows an incompatibility between two individuals.

On the other hand, being strong emotionally gives you the ability to put your emotions aside and focus on the needs of others, which can be useful when interacting with emotionally unavailable people, as you will be able to understand their needs better and try your best to


Be Honest

Honesty is one of the best characteristics to hold, it is the best way to preserve one’s own respectability and honor. You should always be honest with your partner, stating your emotions clearly is important for you to be able to establish a firm foundation to your relationship based upon openness.

You should also be true to yourself. Relationships with emotionally unavailable women may become toxic, and you may decide that it's best for the both of you if you part ways. You should always be truthful to yourself and have the strength to follow through with your beliefs.


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