The best way out is through.
We live in a culture that does not always approve of big feelings, especially the expression of unpleasant or negative emotions. Our society often teaches us that when we experience grievous losses and hurts, we should keep our pain, anger, and sadness to ourselves. Many therapists believe that this cultural expectation is a recipe for addiction, mental illness, and physical health problems. So, instead of stuffing our feelings, we need to express them. Doing so can be an act of profound kindness, tenderness, and self-care.
Task for Today
Pay attention to what you are feeling. Allow yourself to acknowledge and express those feelings by sharing them with your therapist, your sponsor, or a trusted friend or family member.