There are good reasons not to share how we feel. But, if we learn to do so, we can be surprised by the relief it can bring.
Do you have a team of good people around you to help you grow as a person? Who are the positive and negative influences in your life?
Introversion, the ability to move inwards and spend time alone, is a useful and under-rated skill.
When coping with rejection, people vary in their resilience. But we can all learn to manage ourselves to be aware of our feelings, to be honest but discreet, and to move on if need be.
What are you seeking, consciously or unconsciously, from a relationship with a significant other? In relation to your partner, are you skilful enough to balance your sometimes differing needs?
There are several types of growing relationship, each with its own dynamic. Do you have a good balance?