Emotional hunger is not love. This is a strong emotional need caused by childhood deprivation. It is a primitive state of pain and anguish that people try in a desperate attempt to fill this void. It is associated with the pain of loneliness and isolation and can never be completely satisfied in an adult relationship.
Some people have this hunger, which arose from childhood.
This is often a pattern that is passed down from generation to generation. Probably, if the parents were emotionally hungry children, they transferred these wounds to adulthood and parenthood and unknowingly ignored the needs of their children. In this case, an adult child who was raised emotionally malnourished may find it difficult to establish relationships and intimate relationships. You may not feel safe, you may feel misunderstood, and you may often feel close to others.
Hunger is a strong emotion that is both exploitative and destructive to others when played out. People equate this feeling with love and mistakenly associate these desires with true affection. Emotions of love and respect for others disappear when we become powerful and in control, and when we use each other as a drug to reduce hunger and pain.
According to experts, here are seven habits that indicate that you are emotionally hungry.
- You give too much of yourself
- You think you know what everyone thinks of you
- You are overly attached to your social status
- You have sex to feel “alive”
- You use substances to satisfy emotional needs
- You cannot accept when the relationship ends
- You are struggling with borders
In this scenario, a person can heal themselves by learning to recognize and respond adequately to their inner child so that they can interact with their adult relationships in a healthy way.
The people around us influence how we treat ourselves. If you are surrounded by emotionally hungry people, you are more likely to be hungry as well. Look for connections that fit your needs and fit what you want out of your lifestyle. By finding outside and internal support, you may find yourself less emotionally hungry in the future.