Emotions are part of the human being and they are what help to regulate us and know if we are well or if there is something in life that must be changed to find internal balance again. With healthy emotions you can live well, enjoying your life, interpersonal relationships and your environment .

Healthy emotions are vital for well-being and harmonious relationships. Emotional damage can occur as a result of mental illness, trauma, or a combination of both, and it can affect a person’s ability to build relationships and handle everyday stressors. Learning to recognize the signs of damaged emotions allows you to identify problems in your life and change your behavior to restore your internal balance .

Trust issues

While blind trust can be dangerous in some situations, an inability to trust loved ones can be a sign of emotional damage . Children who are abandoned by their parents often experience trust issues in adulthood, making it difficult to form close interpersonal relationships.

Lack of confidence can result from painful past experiences, including acts of betrayal.  Examples of situations that could lead to trust issues include abandonment as a child, romantic infidelity, or a variety of forms of dishonesty that can be experienced in interpersonal relationships.

Low self-esteem

Self-esteem refers to the way people see themselves and their worth. Low self-esteem can be the result of internal sources like mental health conditions or external causes like bullying . Low self-esteem is a common symptom of depression.

Signs of low self-esteem include shyness, anxiety about one’s appearance or competence, feelings of worthlessness, and unnecessary guilt or shame. Positive affirmations can be used to help boost self-esteem by reaffirming positive attributes.

Anger and aggression

While unpleasant, anger is a natural emotional response that can be helpful when channeled effectively. When handled incorrectly, anger is capable of breaking relationships and leading to frequent altercations between individuals.

Inappropriate anger can masquerade as jealousy, manipulation, paranoia, or passive aggressiveness. If allowed to continue unchecked, anger can even deteriorate into verbal or physical abuse. Long-term suppression of unpleasant emotions such as anger can lead to inappropriate behaviors, reinforcing the need to manage anger as it arises.

Self-destructive behavior

Emotional damage often manifests as self-destructive behavior.  Eating disorders, substance abuse, and self-mutilation are examples of self-destructive behaviors . Destructive behaviors such as alcohol and drug abuse, suicide attempts, and withdrawal can be the result of emotional abuse.

Treatment options

There are many options for healing emotional damage . Individual and personalized therapy or group therapy can help patients overcome unpleasant emotions and get to the heart of their problems. Trained mental health professionals offer solutions by teaching patients stress management techniques and coping skills to help cope with daily problems. When emotional damage affects couples or families, couples therapy and family therapy can be helpful. In cases of mental illness, medications such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications can be prescribed along with talk therapy.

If you think you have emotions damaged and that is affecting your quality of life, do not wait for it to pass only … It will be necessary to turn to your doctor or the services of a professional mental health to help you to rebalance your inner emotions

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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