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How emotional avoidance leads to suffering

Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST
  • From losing interest to avoiding space to the emotions and not addressing them, here are a few ways by which emotional avoidance can lead to suffering.
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When we stay disconnected from our emotions for a long time, we can start to dissociate from our feelings. "Emotional avoidance is a common coping mechanism that involves denying, suppressing, or ignoring our feelings, and it can have significant negative consequences on our mental and physical well-being," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways by which emotional avoidance can lead to suffering.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST

When we stay disconnected from our emotions for a long time, we can start to dissociate from our feelings. "Emotional avoidance is a common coping mechanism that involves denying, suppressing, or ignoring our feelings, and it can have significant negative consequences on our mental and physical well-being," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few ways by which emotional avoidance can lead to suffering.(Unsplash)

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When we consciously or unconsciously avoid our emotions for a long time, we can start to get bored in a chronic manner in life and slowly lose interest in everything. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST

When we consciously or unconsciously avoid our emotions for a long time, we can start to get bored in a chronic manner in life and slowly lose interest in everything. (Unsplash)

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Emotional paralysis is very common in people who are emotionally disconnected. They start to dissociate from their own emotions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emotional paralysis is very common in people who are emotionally disconnected. They start to dissociate from their own emotions. (Unsplash)

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When we avoid our emotions, we start to see sad feelings as bad – this further reduces our ability to deal with pain in the future. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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When we avoid our emotions, we start to see sad feelings as bad – this further reduces our ability to deal with pain in the future. (Unsplash)

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Emotional avoidance leads to restricting emotions from taking up space – this further disables our abilities to address them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Emotional avoidance leads to restricting emotions from taking up space – this further disables our abilities to address them. (Unsplash)

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Sometimes when we avoid the emotions for a long time, it can increase their intensity, leading to more pain.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 25, 2023 09:03 AM IST

Sometimes when we avoid the emotions for a long time, it can increase their intensity, leading to more pain.(Unsplash)

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