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While communication can be challenging for any individuals who are intimate with one another, a specific personality trait has been shown to be a further impediment to open communication between spouses or loved ones.
The results of a Dutch study of 300 patients demonstrated that 22% of patients with SjÃ¶gren's syndrome were classified as clinically 'alexithymic' (experiencing difficulty identifying and describing emotions) compared to 12% of healthy controls.
Every person has some level of alexithymia, as it is the personality trait which keeps people from sharing or even understanding their own emotions.
Weâ€™ve all experienced a â€œgood cryâ€ â€” whether following a breakup or just after a really stressful day, shedding some tears can often make us feel better and help us put things in perspective.
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