Is Your Partner Your Rock? 7 Signs of an Emotionally Secure Person

Check in on your partner’s emotional status (and do a sneaky check on yourself too)

Karen Nimmo
On The Couch
Published in
4 min readJun 6, 2024

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Emotional security is the gold standard.

You’ll know the people I mean. Those who have a healthy view of themselves, others and the world, generally.

Those who seem to remain unflustered and clear-thinking while life rages around them.

Perhaps your partner is your “rock”? Or perhaps it’s you? Perhaps you’re that person — the calm in the storm, the emotional anchor for your partner, family and friends.

If it is, celebrate your skill.

It takes something more than intelligence to act intelligently. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Yes, emotionally secure people “do” therapy

Emotional security is the stability of a person’s moods and emotions. A person who is emotionally “anchored” is not easily thrown by life and all its challenges.

Many believe emotionally secure people don’t “do” therapy, primarily because they don’t need it. They can sort themselves out.

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Karen Nimmo
On The Couch

Clinical psychologist, author of 4 books. Editor of On the Couch: Practical psychology for health and happiness. karen@onthecouch.co.nz