Addiction and feelings
Addiction and feelings can be a difficult mix, usually resulting in the unspoken rule of Don’t Feel.
Two approaches are usually at play with the unspoken rule of Don’t Feel. We are either shut off from all emotions or reacting primarily with anger. Addiction can make it seem like its not safe to express our feelings, and this exact denial of emotions is what keeps the <unhealthy> cycle going.
The first step in combating this rule is to identify your emotions. Here are some feelings you may experience with examples of where they can come from:
Identifying your emotions allows you to express yourself clearly so that you can live a genuine life, free of guessing and misinterpreting.