Keeping your feelings inside can be detrimental to your emotional well-being as well as your physical health. Keeping your emotional bottled up is neither good for yourself nor your relationships with other people. Many times when people keep their feelings inside too long, they will let them all out in a harmful way. As your trusted mental health professional, I am here to help you learn to deal with your emotions in a healthy way.
From a young age, our society encourages children to keep their feelings to themselves. You’ve probably heard the popular saying, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Though our intention is simply to keep our children from arguing with one another, the underlying message we’re conveying is for our kids to keep their emotions and feelings to themselves.