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Can emotional detachment be a temporary thing?

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Dr. Kevin Nasky
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In brief: Yes

For some people with what analysts call "poor affect tolerance, " the emotions others evoke in them are too overwhelming, and in order to defuse those threatening emotions/affects, they use a psychological defense known as "isolation of affect, " which is a way of divorcing thoughts from emotions, allowing one to think about someone without feeling the accompanying emotions (emotional detachment).

In brief: Yes

For some people with what analysts call "poor affect tolerance, " the emotions others evoke in them are too overwhelming, and in order to defuse those threatening emotions/affects, they use a psychological defense known as "isolation of affect, " which is a way of divorcing thoughts from emotions, allowing one to think about someone without feeling the accompanying emotions (emotional detachment).
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