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Gubermicfatkins

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Does anyone else have a hard time with connecting to their emotions, especially sadness? I struggle a lot with depression and it seems like I either get extremely depressed and my emotions take over me or I can’t connect with them at all. How do you connect with your emotions when you are sad?

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    • nalabean

      762d

      for me, if i’m sad, i let myself be sad. there’s no reason to fight it. sometimes i even feel better after just letting all of my emotions flood over me. i would say the best thing is would be to acknowledge what is happening at that moment and try just let it happen. it may suck in the moment, but it’s not going to last forever. this too shall pass

    • avswe

      761d

      absolutely i feel like this, i feel a little obsessed with dark things in literature or music… those types of things can make me feel more when i’m having trouble connecting or acting like a robot

    • Beatlover

      762d

      I struggle to express my thoughts and feelings when experiencing unwanted emotions. Instead, it's as if I'm numb and emotionless.

    • Sydari

      762d

      I can't get myself to acknowledge those strong emotions. I see them when they're there but they don't get close enough.

      • Gubermicfatkins

        762d

        @Sydari that’s exactly what I’m struggling with too.

        • Sydari

          762d

          @Gubermicfatkins I haven't had a lot of this with my new therapist yet, but I know with my old one that if I talked through something heavy to me the emotions could flow easier and it was fluid. Whenever I'm alone tho (90% of my time) and I feel misery/sadness they are distant.

    • nalabean

      762d

      for me, if i’m sad, i let myself be sad. there’s no reason to fight it. sometimes i even feel better after just letting all of my emotions flood over me. i would say the best thing is would be to acknowledge what is happening at that moment and try just let it happen. it may suck in the moment, but it’s not going to last forever. this too shall pass

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