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How can I get my girlfriend to feel more comfortable expressing her feelings?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Trust
You cannot "get" your girlfriend to feel more comfortable, but you can help create a healthy atmosphere for her to share in.
It could be easy to slip into a control battle with this, but i hope you won't. Offering your feelings, asking about hers, and genuinely being open to what she says may allow her to trust that you'll honor and accept her as she is. Good luck.

In brief: Trust
You cannot "get" your girlfriend to feel more comfortable, but you can help create a healthy atmosphere for her to share in.
It could be easy to slip into a control battle with this, but i hope you won't. Offering your feelings, asking about hers, and genuinely being open to what she says may allow her to trust that you'll honor and accept her as she is. Good luck.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Expressing feeling?
Try to be open with each other and encourage her to express her feeling always.

In brief: Expressing feeling?
Try to be open with each other and encourage her to express her feeling always.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Talk
Tell her how you feel, and focus on your feelings, not on her actions, or she may get defensive or just shut down.
Maybe you feel confused, unappreciated, or abandoned when she doesn't give you feedback on certain things and you want to feel more connected. Tell her you want to take the relationship to a higher level and you want to really know more about her, including her feelings.

In brief: Talk
Tell her how you feel, and focus on your feelings, not on her actions, or she may get defensive or just shut down.
Maybe you feel confused, unappreciated, or abandoned when she doesn't give you feedback on certain things and you want to feel more connected. Tell her you want to take the relationship to a higher level and you want to really know more about her, including her feelings.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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