Finite Emotional Energy

We only have so much emotional energy to expend before we are depleted. For example, if we talk about the trials and tribulations of work with friends of the opposite sex, do we really feel like going over it all over again with our spouse when we get home? Probably not. And it this sharing of our lives that keeps us close to our partners – it’s how we become known to each other and thus create a foundation of emotional intimacy.

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