Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Lost in the Ozarks
Connected to My Emotions Through a Straw
I have learned through counselling that I am "connected to my emotions through a very tiny straw." For those that don't know what that is like, imagine feeling almost nothing all the time except for an occasional rare flood of emotion (i.e. anger) that you can identify. I feel like I am under a mild state of stress about 90% of the time. To me that feels normal. I have experienced this state since I was a kid due, I'm told, mostly to my rough upbringing.
My facial expression is not a good indicator as to how I'm feeling as the look on my face and what's on my mind often do not line up.
Who else has experienced this kind of condition? Where you able to gain control of it? If so, what did you do?
You can't always get what you want. But, if you try, sometimes you'll find you get what you need.
Last edited by thebirdman; 02-08-2016 at 10:18 PM.