Suppressed emotions: Negative consequences
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 321
When you suppress your emotions, you're showing strength and maturity, but this can negatively affect your mental and physical health. We have emotions, so we're better at deepening relationships. You become a productive and positive member of your community if you express your emotions in a socially healthy way.
The following are some of the negative effects of suppressing your emotions: Uninterested The suppression of emotions such as sadness, anger, and fear is one of the symptoms of depression. It is difficult to function if you feel the need to hide your negative emotions under pressure.
Sleeping problems are causing you sleepless nights Sleep disorders, such as insomnia, can cause repression of emotions as a result of sleep disturbances. It seems your brain is trying to solve a problem without your help, but it's not getting any results.
Sleep is a time when you process and store memories that you have acquired throughout the day. The brain will process emotions on its own during the night if you do not face them during that time.
Relationships with others: Friends and partner
Conflicts in relationships If you don't show when you're happy, sad, angry or afraid, your partner might complain about your lack of emotions.
It's important to express emotions of love and care in a relationship. It has been found that suppressing emotions can negatively affect emotional well-being as well as the quality of relationships. There is a strong correlation between breakups and cheating and emotional suppression.
There isn't a lot of intimacy in friendships In many cases, it can be difficult to hide suppressed emotions, even if it is exactly what you wanted to hide. People who are empathic will automatically distance themselves from you when they perceive something is wrong, since they do not understand what is going on.
There is a constant feeling of fatigue in your body If you suppress an emotion, it consumes your mental energy, you feel tired, you lose focus, and your thoughts wander. Consider writing down your feelings, talking to friends about it, or seeking professional assistance if you need it.