How avoiding emotions results in suffering

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Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST

  • From losing interest to avoiding personal space and neglecting emotions, here are a few methods through which evading emotions can result in suffering.

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When we remain disconnected from our emotions for an extended period of time, we may begin to dissociate from our feelings. "Avoiding emotions is a prevalent coping mechanism that involves negating, suppressing, or disregarding our feelings, and it can have significant adverse effects on our mental and physical well-being," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways through which avoiding emotions can lead to suffering.(Unsplash)

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Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST

When we stay disconnected from our emotions for an extended period of time, we may begin to dissociate from our feelings. “Avoiding emotions is a prevalent coping mechanism that involves negating, suppressing, or disregarding our feelings, and it can have significant adverse effects on our mental and physical well-being,” wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways through which avoiding emotions can lead to suffering.(Unsplash)

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When we consciously or unconsciously evade our emotions for an extended period of time, we may begin to experience chronic boredom in life and gradually lose interest in everything. (Unsplash)

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When we consciously or unconsciously evade our emotions for an extended period of time, we may begin to experience chronic boredom in life and gradually lose interest in everything. (Unsplash)

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Emotional paralysis is highly prevalent in individuals who are emotionally disconnected. They begin to dissociate from their own emotions. (Unsplash)

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Emotional paralysis is highly prevalent in individuals who are emotionally disconnected. They begin to dissociate from their own emotions. (Unsplash)

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