Impact of Emotional Unavailability on the Happiness Level of Indian Couples and the Happiness Pie Chart as a Tool Towards Resolution: Qualitative Analysis of Case Studies.
Life is essentially an emotional experience; without them, it is difficult to thrive. In a marriage, feelings help to
foster open communication, mutual trust, and honesty. Family relationships, friendships, and a person’s overall development are all impacted by happiness levels. Particularly in India, couples look on their partners as their main source of joy. Displays of affection may look cold and distant when one spouse avoids discussing their emotions,
leading to sudden spousal and marital unhappiness. A person’s emotional unavailability may have its roots in events from their upbringing. People in India frequently have a complacent attitude with a partner’s lack of emotional availability. A culture where people do not feel secure or need to communicate about their emotions could develop
a result of becoming accustomed to it. It may be challenging for a couple to confront their feelings and forge a connection when one spouse exhibits emotional vulnerability in front of the other because doing so could be interpreted as weakness. This absence of emotional connection has an impact on the person’s degree of happiness. When one spouse is unhappy, the couple fights, which worsens their mental health as a whole and opens the door to divorce or separation. The emotionally unavailable person’s role in the unhappy marriage and partner is highlighted in the current qualitative analysis of the case studies. The focus is on the 40% of intentional activities to promote happiness as indicated in the Happiness Pie Chart, which sequentially increases individual besides marital happiness and satisfaction, because the spouse is emotionally unable to offer support and comfort.
Soc Behav Res Pract Open J. 2023; 8(1): 1-7. doi: 10.17140/SBRPOJ-8-135