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Hiding how you really feel

Some people struggle to trust others enough to show how they’re really feeling. 

'She was very good at not answering... so she didn't have to think about her feelings.'

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Suicidal person point of view

“I think if you show your feelings to inappropriate people they only use that against you. It's a disadvantage, because, if they know this thing upset you, who knows whether they are going to use it ten years later, to upset you again? So might as well not let them know.”

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Suicidal person point of view

“I think if you show your feelings to inappropriate people they only use that against you. It's a disadvantage, because, if they know this thing upset you, who knows whether they are going to use it ten years later, to upset you again? So might as well not let them know.”

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Family/friend point of view

“I guess the reason why the therapist failed was that she was very good, when asked a personal question about how she felt, she was very good at not answering, taking control of the conversation so that she didn't have to think about and confront her feelings. She really wanted somebody that she trusted, that she could actually let in, so that she could start looking at her feelings. And that's just what she didn't get.”