YGTG is five minutes of jam-packed info about one concept or idea or behavior – and today it’s about emotional bandwidth. People are using the term emotional bandwidth to reveal that they can’t tolerate certain emotions or discussions. It’s a short cut way of saying, “I can’t be there for you right now.” But when does it become an almost too impersonal or detached way of absolving yourself from a commitment? It may make something seem almost like a technical glitch rather than a personal choice to withdraw from a commitment that would take emotional maturity and growth. Or rather than the more vulnerable, “I don’t think I can learn how to be the person I thought I could be.”
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