Emotional Deprivation & Emotional Unavailability

Emotional Deprivation: A general term for any situation where an individual is deprived of emotional reactions from others. It is used almost exclusively of children who are raised in situations lacking in love, affection, and contact.

The Penguin Dictionary of Psychology, Arthur S. Reber, 1985, page 236

* Note: Based on my experience, unless recognized emotional deprivation’s impact can be emotional unavailability that negatively impacts one’s ability to develop healthy emotional relationships unless recognition and healing take place.

April 3, 2017

Kaitlin Ann Trepanier, Founder/President of Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle … the for-profit social business venture raising Respect Levels with original entertaining, educational, and inspirational books, products, and services. ©All Rights Reserved 2016

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