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Internal conflict is always hard to deal with, but what are effective ways to deal with confusing emotions that refuse to go away?

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Last Updated: 03/13/2018 at 6:27pm
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Johanna Liasides, MSc


I work with youth and young adults to help them improve depressive symptoms and self-esteem as well as effectively address family, relationship and peer conflicts.

Top Rated Answers
February 1st, 2015 4:42pm
Rational thought can weirdly help deal with emotions better. Look at it as a rational problem, seek out the root cause, find a rational solution and try sticking to it as much as possible.
February 18th, 2015 6:02pm
You have to understand and admit that the emotion is there and that it's not going away until you change it. You are in charge of yourself and so the faster you realize that, the faster it is for you to get over that emotion. We are here to support you and this process might take a while but when you can finally live with that emotion, you'll be happy again.
January 24th, 2015 8:15pm
Sweeping your emotions under the rug is not the answer. You must boldly and bravely face them. You have to confront them. Often, a good way to help dig them up is to journal. Just write freely without worrying about making sense and pay no attention to grammar. Writing can be a tool that puts your emotions right there in your face. You have to identify the emotions in order to confront and deal with them.
June 29th, 2015 9:31pm
I like to think about my emotions rationally. Sometimes, I will ask myself "Why do I feel this way?" "Should I be so worried over this?". It sounds odd, but a mind of reason can help quite a bit!
May 4th, 2015 10:54pm
Maybe try to see a therapist. I know that they can really help if yo are confused or just to sort out you thoughts
May 6th, 2015 3:31am
Why do you want them to go away? They are there for a reason. If we'd stop ignoring them and trying to get them to go away, we could see "why" they are there and find some peace. Please honor your emotions.
June 30th, 2015 10:01pm
Confront them. Ask yourself why you feel the way you do. It helps to go about things as logically as possible, and only when you are in a clear state of mind.
August 25th, 2015 11:45am
We can suppress the thoughts and the emotions by indulging in the activities we love. Like dancing, singing etc
February 1st, 2016 11:35am
Talking about it , even arguing about it, can help identify the emotions and finding a compromise helps resolve these emotions.
February 15th, 2016 9:22am
Share your problems with trusted people.. and seeking suggestions from them.. but the only person who knows what's best for you is you yourself
June 7th, 2016 5:55pm
Why don't you note down those conflicts and see through them properly see the pros and cons and maybe then decide
Anonymous - Expert in Managing Emotions
October 16th, 2017 2:07am
Emotions are meant to be dealt with first before it can go away. You need time alone to deal with this emotions and move on with life. If you don't go through this emotions it will built up and burst at some point of time.
March 13th, 2018 6:27pm
When you have thoughts or feelings that just won't go away, perhaps to take some time and sit with those emotions. By doing so, you can explore those feelings, where they come from, and even a path to relieve the stress and confusion they have caused.