You’re Not Supposed To Be Happy All The Time: 10 Things We Misunderstand About Emotion

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1. The long-term effects of emotional abuse can be as bad, if not worse, than physical abuse.

Emotional abuse is often not taken as seriously because it cannot always be “seen.” But the severity of the long-term effects of any type of abuse aren’t all that different. Emotional abuse is similar to physical abuse in that it systematically wears away at a person’s self confidence, worth and concept. Emotional abuse can manifest in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, controlling, threatening, degrading, belittling, criticizing, shouting, etc.

2. Emotions outlast the memories that created them.

We take past emotions and project them onto situations that are in our current lives. This is to say, unless we heal what happened in the past, we’re always going to be controlled by it. Furthermore, our irrational fears and most severe day-to-day anxieties can be traced back to a cause…

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