I Think Suppressing Or Ignoring Emotion Is Very Unhealthy

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    Yes, It Is...

    But I used to have to supress for my own personal safety... Then it just became like second nature.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    6 Responses May 14, 2009

    It Has Caused Me Such Harm

     because i have spent a lifetime doing so,i now have high blood pressure.i do let it out .but at a terrible cost.i thought when i was young i was doing the right thing.now i know,i was only hurting myself.i stayed stressed out for the better part of my childhood.and even...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2009
    deleted deleted
    Apr 30, 2014

    This Is Why I Can't Stand Positiviy Junkies

    Its one thing to see those people who seem to be born with a happy gene who are naturally bubbly bouncing off the wall happy smiling and never sees a cloud  Its another to deal with people who have been through hell and back who know pain who know hurt who...
    tulick tulick
    31-35, F
    Apr 14, 2009

    Ive Seen This In My Life

    I have seen family members ignoring something that happend  or saying it didnt happen when they knew it did happen i often wonder people that live in denialville or just flat  out ignoring what happend i wonder if  that what causes mental illness ? ive learned...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 15, 2009

    No More Hiding Feelings For Me.

    It's ironic that I was just saying pretty much the same thing this group portrays in another story I did for "I Am Honest."I agree with this completely. I have been through that and seen what it did to me. It's not healthy at all. You don't express anything. You feel blank, but...
    Ariesgrl21 Ariesgrl21
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 20, 2012

    I Just Can't Do It

    I joined this experience group a while back and have always believed that holding emotions inside isn't good for a person.  However, I have been guilty of doing this myself lately...not only suppressing, but denying and avoiding.  I have always been a woman who wears...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009
    41-45, F
    Jul 13, 2010


    Emotions,When they're suppressed,Or ignored,In my view,Unhealthy,They're there for a reason.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    Emotions Can Either Aid Or Manipulate

    There's a good balance to emotion. It's toxic when there's either too little or too much. Either way, it's the toxic kind. Too much resentment, regret, disdain, hesitation, fear...all the things that would cause a relationship to come to a screeching halt. Too little joy, elation...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki
    8 Responses May 14, 2009

    Time Bomb

    I swear to god if you do not let them out, they will creep out in very unsightly and sometimes painful ways.I am not all that expressive so when it does I get overwhelmed or overwhelm people.I'm sort of hard to read- but some people read me like an open book : )You just gotta...
    Thepinkcoconut Thepinkcoconut
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2012

    I'm Guilty Of This

         I'm good at this. I have always hiden what is bothering me. I don't know why I do this. I know that its not healthy. That I should talk about what is bothering me. I just don't know how to say what is bothering me. I have never been that good at sharing my feelings with...
    acjf acjf
    22-25, F
    Jan 9, 2011

    I'm Guilty Of Suppressing My Emotions As A Child, But....

    It wasn't my choice. As a young pre-teen and a teenager, whenever I cried or got angry, my parents would yell at me and tell me things like "Stop crying!" or "Don't get mad!"  I had to bottle up my feelings inside for so long, and it destroyed me once I became an adult. ...
    mariatortilla88 mariatortilla88
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Wrath of Supressed Emotions..

    ..that's the way I feel about it. I started having really bad hives a few years back and no doctor yet has been able to identify why. I am allergic to many things, yes, however this is not the case with these hives. After much reading around I don't doubt it has alot to do with...
    ShyDi ShyDi
    1 Response May 25, 2009

    True Story....

    I see people just stating things but there aren't many real life experiences attached to the statements, so I thought I would share my story as to what happens when you suppress your emotions.... I married the man I dated in high school 3 months after I graduated high school. I...
    charmcgee charmcgee
    May 15, 2009

    What You Feel...

    Sometimes we know are mistakes,But we don't confessSometimes we lose the one we love,But we never ask to start again....Sometimes we do realize we are hurting someone,But we never say sorrySometimes we see our defeat,But we don't accept itBecauseSometimes we forget to consider...
    PriyankaNicole PriyankaNicole
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2011


    Why suppress emotion? Why? Give me one good reason  .  .   . you know it's just going to come out later at somepoint anyway. Suppress anger of the moment and then watch as you blow up on some poor hapless soul who's just trying to get directions to the local...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 14, 2009

    Just let it out! Because suppressing

    and ignoring emotion causes depression and aggression!You have to face it whether you like it or not and you cannot hide from it!If you ignore it your brain keeps nagging you to do something about it and the longer you leave it the more it builds up until it gets overwhelming...
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 10, 2014


    This is my second story in this group because today I realized that I am once again going to have to suppress my emotions. People get so angry with me because I am passionate and emotional and say exactly what I mean right away. I know it is annoying but I am the type who feels...
    charmcgee charmcgee
    Jul 10, 2009


    I've been doing it for so long I can't seem to stop. I'm scared of the reactions I'll get if I change myself now........... So I come to EP & try to get as much out as I can.... So that I can go back into my "real" life & pretend everything is fine & I'm the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 13, 2009

    Better In Than Out

    Emotions are important to communication, express them and free your inner self
    AtomicWater AtomicWater
    41-45, F
    May 31, 2010

    I know this but I do it anyway.

    Sometimes I just want to bury everything deep down until I have no emotions left.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2015

    Ahh Yes It Is!

    I have been holding in my emotions...and feeling locked behind a wall lately. Like, i'm looking at life through the other side of the mirror. How strange,..to feel like a still life picture, eh ? to be viewed instead of really living. Living is TO FEEL. Without heart, there's no...
    amyriadofmelodies amyriadofmelodies
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2011
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