In the sixth of this 7-part series, we discuss our hidden sense of feeling unloved and unlovable, and what do to about it with Lisa Dinhofer, M.A., CT., expert on grief, loss/trauma and difficult conversations. Being in a close relationship where you are on the receiving end of emotional unavailability is very real, you are not imagining it, and extremely painful – to the very core. Emotional unavailability is not a rare occurrence. If you are living with a narcissist, you are living with someone who is going to be emotionally unavailable, and that’s a personality thing. If you are living with someone who is autistic, you are living with someone who may be emotionally unavailable, but it’s a different kind of source or genesis.