Relationships and aphantasia
Posted byJ Hamilton

I was wondering if literally not being able to picture a future with someone and staying in the here & now affects anyone else’s relationship? We have been together for almost 4 years and recently have been having some issues understanding each other on where to go. I try to take it day by day like he does but I see a future and he literally cannot picture one. He told me he doesn’t want to lose me however he feels like something is missing, though he doesn’t quite understand the lack of attachment due to not being able to picture a future together is far fetched. To me, part of falling in love is being able to see a future and then wanting that. He recently discovered he has aphantasia, so I am not sure if I am way off or that he actually doesn’t understand how much imagination affects feelings and memories.

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