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Sure, processing emotions like sadness can involve several different strategies. Here are a few examples of ways you might process sadness:How can I process an emotion like sadness? Can you give me some examples?
It's not uncommon for survivors of trauma to have deeply ingrained beliefs and fears related to being vulnerable and expressing emotions like sadness. It's understandable that you might feel hesitant or fearful about allowing others to see your emotional pain, especially if you've experienced mistreatment or invalidation in the past.When I feel sadness, a core belief from my traumatic childhood is that others will feel joy to see that I'm feeling sadness - that they'll gloat and feel pleasure about me feeling pain.
It's common for people who struggle with numbing emotions to be drawn to others who share similar coping strategies. We often feel most comfortable and understood when we're around people who seem to "get" us, and who share our ways of coping with difficult emotions.I think, over the years I have tended to choose friends who have similar styles of numbing emotions, like myself.
If you were to express deep sadness to someone who is good at dealing with emotions, their response would likely depend on a variety of factors, including their own personality, their emotional intelligence and their relationship with you.If I express deep sadness to someone who is good at dealing with emotions, what kind of response might I get from them?
Of course, I can explain the feeling of hopelessness to you.Can you explain the feeling of hopelessness to me?
Sure, I can explain the function of the feelings of sadness, loss, and grief.Can you explain to me the function of the feelings of sadness, loss and grief?