Emotional well being

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marcus created the topic: Emotional well being

We always assume that managing stress is the only way to stay mentally healthy. My belief is that the more we connect with others, the more we get solutions and manage to get around difficult situations. I think finding someone to talk to (about your feelings) is also important and I guess most people feel better after they have talked to someone. Do you have any other practical tips?

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fireme replied the topic: Emotional well being

Well, you do bring up a good point. We are social animals and we need to be around other people. Finding like-minded people though to talk to, in my experience, is a fairly hard thing to do these days.

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AutumnRose replied the topic: Emotional well being

I think in order to be emotionally healthy we must honestly feel and believe we are not alone. We need support from others who understand us and can comfort us in our time of need. No matter how mentally healthy we may think we are, that may gradually diminish if we are alone.

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Serene replied the topic: Emotional well being

I agree that we can always use someone to talk to. It's not always an easy thing, though, because some of us have a hard time opening up to people. I know that I find it difficult to share how I feel with other people because I've always had some trust issues that I can't seem to work through.

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Kira replied the topic: Emotional well being

Talking to a friend is always a good way to get things off your chest. It has been my experience though, that you need to find a good friend that can keep your confidences. Otherwise more drama will come when he/she tells everyone else what's going on with you. :thumbsup:

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CammieZ replied the topic: Emotional well being

I agree that talking about your feelings is a great way to stay mentally healthy. You cannot keep things bottled up. I talk to my husband about everything. I also have a best friend and we talk daily.

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JoJo replied the topic: Emotional well being

I definitely agree that when we have serious problems we should share them with people who are close to us. It may not be a solution, but it really helps to talk to someone.

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Zara replied the topic: Emotional well being

I know every situation is unique but I have found that in my life, most of my stress is brought on by the people around me. I know we cannot live without the people we love and care about, but the truth is that sometimes they can be the biggest source of the stress in our lives, but they can also contribute greatly to our emotional well-being. It's a matter of learning how to communicate effectively and managing emotions.

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AutumnRose replied the topic: Emotional well being

I have to agree with you too, Zara. I think we all have our breaking points. On more than one occasion I have had to cut ties with people who only wanted to bring unwanted drama and stress into my life. Sadly, some of these people have been family members that I would have loved to have a better relationship with.

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Perplexed replied the topic: Emotional well being

The longer I live the more I have found that, basically, as a man, you really just have yourself to truly confide in. It may sound like I'm being anti-social, but it's true. I've tried to relate my feelings to others, especially before meeting my wife, and,for the most part, being a guy precludes you to being the "Strong, Silent Type". Others seem to think that you are complaining if you "open up".

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