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Talking about painful subjects - differences

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

When something upsets me, I tend to not talk about it, except with close friends. I seem to be able to talk about a painful past situation after I've processed it and the emotional distress is gone. So talking about something for me means I've progressed to a certain place of acceptance.

I have to wonder if this is different for other people. Do they talk about something right off the bat and stop and move on to other subjects after talking served its processing purpose? If so, is this a difference between introverts and extroverts?

I'm more like the Mars man going to his cave when problems arise. I was happy that my friend, who knows me well could say, my being able to send my email meant I had moved on. It's true, when I'm still stewing about something, I'm more likely to be silent.

I had a longer walk this am with my dog and i can already see i am a little more fit today than i was two weeks ago. It's a good thing that improvement is noticable early or it would be easy to get discouraged. Slow and steady wins the race, right?
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JAZZMOMMA 5/8/2013 7:32AM

    Many times talking about strong emotional content after the fact ie while calm is a sign of strength and ability to be reflective. Talking while upset can actually increase emotional distress in the moment!

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IAMBIZI 5/8/2013 12:24AM

    sounds like your a sure footed gal.

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MRSFARRA 5/7/2013 11:00PM

    I guess it depends on the situation. Things with my family and extreme trauma I can't talk about to this day but other things that have happened I can talk about immediately. It is important to have a good friend to go to. It's an extremely deep topic. Good luck.

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GOOSIEMOON 5/7/2013 8:22PM


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