The "booby prize" in life is trying to understand or change the behavior of an emotionally unavailable person.
(Only they can change themselves.) People can be for both healthy and unhealthy reasons.
Are you really serious about wanting to be in a committed relationship?
10 Signs You're Dating an Emotionally Unavailable Person Beware of a person who wants to become sexually familiar quickly.
They may have suffered through a troubled childhood experience that has wounded them or they now have higher priorities such as their career or taking care of a sick parent.
Perhaps, they are recently divorced or widowed, and legitimately not ready to get involved in an intimate relationship.
Ironically, most emotionally unavailable people are easy to spot, quite transparent, showing you their true colors, right from the beginning.
The failures of their unsuccessful partnerships are always based on the faults of their exes.
They lack the maturity to take responsibility for their mistakes in their past relationships.
The saying goes that men are from Mars, while women are from Venus.
And now, people who have dated both sexes have revealed that it sometimes really does feel like men and women are from different planets.