Boredom


Dear Brooke,
I notice that I often feel a sense of dissatisfaction in relationships…it’s a bit hard to describe but something akin to boredom…it’s often as if I’m listening and trying to be interested and engaged but time feels so precious and given the choice I’d rather be reading, walking, working etc. The downside is I tend to keep a lot of people at arms length – cordial rather than close. But I even experience a similar feeling with my beloveds – e.g. I LOVE my sons but they will talk forever about things like minecraft and military stuff…sometimes I try to listen and sometimes I just shut them down – either way it doesn’t feel like connecting. I wish I could genuinely enjoy relationships more – where am I going wrong?