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Impact of emotional invalidation: Therapist shares insights

Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST
  • From relying on unhealthy coping mechanisms to the feeling of helplessness, here are a few effects of emotional invalidation to watch out for.
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Emotional invalidation refers to constant avoidance and dismissal of a person's emotions. "It can lead to a range of emotional and psychological problems, both in the short and long term. It's so important to recognize the significance of emotional validation in fostering emotional well-being and building healthy relationships," wrote Therapist Gessica Di Stefano. Here are a few ways by which emotional invalidation can impact us.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Emotional invalidation refers to constant avoidance and dismissal of a person's emotions. "It can lead to a range of emotional and psychological problems, both in the short and long term. It's so important to recognize the significance of emotional validation in fostering emotional well-being and building healthy relationships," wrote Therapist Gessica Di Stefano. Here are a few ways by which emotional invalidation can impact us.(Unsplash)

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Constant emotional invalidation can make us doubt ourselves and diminish our own emotions. This can lead to difficult emotions piling up. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Constant emotional invalidation can make us doubt ourselves and diminish our own emotions. This can lead to difficult emotions piling up. (Unsplash)

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We often feel that we are helpless and drowning in our own sadness. The sense of hopelessness can be extremely strong and impactful. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

We often feel that we are helpless and drowning in our own sadness. The sense of hopelessness can be extremely strong and impactful. (Unsplash)

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Not knowing how to vent out, we often rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage the pain that has been invalidated by others. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Not knowing how to vent out, we often rely on unhealthy coping mechanisms to manage the pain that has been invalidated by others. (Unsplash)

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We feel emotionally numb – this further leads to difficulty in expressing our emotions in a healthy and clarified manner. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

We feel emotionally numb – this further leads to difficulty in expressing our emotions in a healthy and clarified manner. (Unsplash)

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Effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships can be affected because of constant emotional invalidation as well.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 12, 2023 01:25 PM IST

Effective communication skills and interpersonal relationships can be affected because of constant emotional invalidation as well.(Unsplash)

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