Why is it so important to share your feelings?

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Anonymous
January 27th, 2015 4:09am
Sharing your emotions helps release any anxiety you may be having. It can also help improve communication between people.
Anonymous
February 13th, 2015 2:01pm
It is important to share you're feelings with others so that they can help you to the best of their ability and try to understand what you are going through, Keeping things bottled can be unhealthy and could lead to depression if you don't talk to someone, not everyone understands what you are going through, but opening up to others just to let your feelings out and vent about a problem that has been building is a great way to release all that tension that has been building for so long. If you do not feel comfortable talking to a close friend or family member you can always come here to vent out any problems you are dealing with, the last thing we want if for you to face them on your own, either that or you could seek professional support from a counsellor, doctor or nurse. There is always help and support out there when you need it, and by looking at our self help guide above you could find some tips that maybe useful to yourself, or visit websites such as getconnected.org to speak to someone for free and have a confidential chat with them about your worries.
Anonymous
January 18th, 2015 5:13pm
Talking about something makes you see things in a different light and helps you sort things out. it's the same for feelings. Telling somebody that you are sad can take some of the sadness away and sharing joy will add more joy. Humans often crave closeness to other people and sharing feelings helps
GentleEyes7
May 14th, 2015 1:03am
Sometimes we can feel quite alone in this world. But, when we open up we realize we are really not that alone. Humans connect, it's what makes us wonderful. We use mutually shared feelings and experiences to do so. When you share, you connect.
SocialButterfly31
March 13th, 2015 5:50am
I feel it is important to share your feelings for it provides you to not have the weight of them on your shoulders as much.
ColdWinterLove
March 13th, 2015 4:13pm
Because if we keep them bottled up, They become anchors and they drown us out at the sea.
Anonymous
May 20th, 2015 3:46pm
If we bottle our emotions inside, I find they often come out in the worst ways. The important question I believe is why we don't share our emotions? We are human, and we all feel.
Anonymous
February 4th, 2016 9:57am
To share your feelings with someone helps to organize your thoughts and gives you some psychological relief of not having your feelings buried deep inside you. Just the act of acknowledging your feelings and making them known is very healthy and the first step in changing your life.
erinyes
March 14th, 2016 5:13pm
Bottled up feelings cause emotional and physical turmoil. Stress, anger, sadness, and similar emotions need an outlet. Otherwise, these things will eat you up inside - deteriorate your sense of self worth and your possible accomplishments. Sharing emotions also proves to us that we aren't alone. It eases the burden of feeling like the entire world is on our shoulders, when in reality that couldn't be farther from the truth, Even if there isn't an immediate solution to what we are feeling, sharing these emotions with someone else has tremendous impact on our overall well being.
blackSong28
September 28th, 2015 8:53pm
if you don't share feeling it can lead to depression. it's never good to keep feeling bottled up you always want to release them.
Anonymous
July 14th, 2015 8:08pm
Sharing your feelings helps you release the emotions you have pent up inside. It allows for individuals to talk through their situation which may lead to a clearer mind. It also helps individuals to sort out their thoughts. Sharing your feelings with others also helps others understand you better. It helps to build a stronger connection between both parties.
SMStar
July 11th, 2016 11:20pm
It eases the burden of feeling like the entire world is on our shoulders, when in reality that couldn't be farther from the truth, Even if there isn't an immediate solution to what we are feeling, sharing these emotions with someone else has tremendous impact on our overall well being.It is important to share you're feelings with others so that they can help you to the best of their ability and try to understand what you are going through, Keeping things bottled can be unhealthy and could lead to depression if you don't talk to someone, not everyone understands what you are going through, but opening up to others just to let your feelings out and vent about a problem that has been building is a great way to release all that tension that has been building for so long.
PashT007
April 8th, 2015 4:09am
Sharing you feelings can help you to feel that you have support, and someone to listen to you. It also helps you to feel better instead of holding things in.
Anonymous
May 27th, 2015 11:08am
Because sharing gives us emotional rest for some time...if u dont share u will understand how your feeling is after sharing your feeling u feel rested and feeling better
listener1216
August 3rd, 2015 3:11am
It is important to share your feelings because you might come across a view you didn't consider before.
LittleLemon96
May 16th, 2016 9:23am
Because when you keep them inside you they will get accumulated and sometimes it leads to depressions.
Anonymous
December 2nd, 2016 5:31pm
There are things that not everyone can get through without being hurt. Someone may know just the solution to your problem and if you share it, they can help you with it.
OptimisticOmega
May 21st, 2015 6:59pm
It's important to share your feelings otherwise your feelings will all bottle up inside of you, which can cause a ton more feelings that are not needed! When you share your feelings, it helps to let go of some of those negative feelings, even if you don't find sharing your feelings very helpful. Being able to share your feelings also comes in handy in many situations. Please - share your feelings, don't bottle up! ^.^
Anonymous
May 22nd, 2016 12:53am
It is quite important to share your feelings. Doing so will allow you to express a proper amount of assertiveness, and will allow you to have your needs met. By sharing your feelings and emotions with others, you are being proactive, and allowing them to understand and become aware of your side of the story. It will result in more positive outcomes.
Anonymous
March 15th, 2017 8:39pm
Sharing your feelings is vital to lifting a heavy burden off of your shoulders, some good feelings and some bad feelings can be overwhelming, and sometimes it helps if you are able to just blurt it out or share them with someone.
Saorlaxo
June 10th, 2015 2:45am
Because sometimes what you are feeling might be causing you more emotions that are un needed and potentially making you more negative than needed!
Quinzel241
May 18th, 2016 1:17am
Sharing your feelings can be a release! Keeping your feelings inside can build up stress and be a lot to carry, letting go of that can be a huge weight off of your chest!
airreeekuh
April 15th, 2017 5:00pm
It is so important to share our feelings because when we mask them, we don't really lose them. They just pile and pile until they will demand to be felt. It is better to share than to keep it to ourselves.
Softhearted975
July 5th, 2018 2:02pm
It's important to share feelings to look after ones own mental health. Being able to share feelings openly can also help others to be more confident with expression their own emotion.
OpenToAll1
July 20th, 2018 5:20pm
Sharing your feelings can allow your mind to get out all of its toxins and make you feel better and release any negativity you may be feeling
Ametrine
June 30th, 2015 2:57am
Bottling things inside can lead to isolation and feeling overwhelmed. Sharing allows you to compare experiences and bond.
igruaminion
February 1st, 2016 7:47pm
Even sharing your feelings with yourself can really make a difference; just writing them down or expressing them in whatever creative way you like just means they're out of your head and not on a constant loop day to day, sometimes building up in speed and intensity. And if they're out there it allows you to understand and work with your thoughts, if you don't particularly like what they're saying to you :)
rainbowclouds91
September 11th, 2016 3:09am
If you bottle your feelings inside you and don't tell anyone, then it can be extremely difficult to function emotionally, especially if you don't have anyone to talk to.
Greatlistener87
September 15th, 2016 2:32am
It is important for you to deal with your feeling yes. You can't keep all your feelings out or block them, this is because it will built up and create an outburst sooner or later. How you deal with these feelings is entirely up to u. You choose if you want to share your feelings with other and whom u can share it with. Make sure they are people you can trust.
astral358
February 8th, 2016 3:44pm
We are social animals. Socialization is like the need for food. We can't live without it. And we are never trained not adapted to being alone in this world. It is an innate need that we share our feelings as we share the burden of carrying things alone with someone.