What happens when you ignore your feelings for someone?

What happens when you ignore your feelings for someone?

Feelings don't just "go away" if you ignore them; they manifest themselves in other, often catastrophic ways. Allow yourself the room and time to express your emotions.

If you have been ignoring your feelings, then eventually they will find an outlet. They may take form as aggression toward others or self-injury, for example. At a deeper level, your feelings are trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you refuse to acknowledge their existence, then they will be forced to escape through another channel.

Feeling ignored by someone you love can be extremely painful, but it doesn't mean that the other person doesn't care about you. It's possible to show your feelings without receiving confirmation that they were heard. It's important to let your loved ones know how you feel, even if you fear what they might say back. Talking about your feelings with someone you trust can help relieve some of the pain caused by the feeling of being ignored.

If you have been ignoring your feelings, then you are in danger of losing control over them. When you do this, you are putting yourself at risk of causing harm to yourself or others. Seek help from a mental health professional before making any major changes to your lifestyle or relationship with someone else.

How do you fight your feelings for someone?

How to Lose Feelings and Let Go of Someone:

  1. It’s going to take time.
  2. Feel your emotions.
  3. Talk to them about your feelings.
  4. Don’t spend time with them.
  5. Focus on other friends and family.
  6. Fight the urges.
  7. Stop all contact with them.
  8. Use your spare time in positive ways.

What happens to your emotions when you refuse to feel them?

Unfortunately, good feelings deteriorate. The problem with locking up your emotions is that you may begin to lock away even the nice ones. When you refuse to allow yourself to experience loss or grief, you may find yourself unable to express joy. Locking up your feelings doesn't just affect how you feel about certain things, it also affects what you feel about other people. If you avoid connecting with others emotionally, then they will only be able to provide you with limited support.

The more you deny yourself access to your emotions, the less control you give them over your life. Eventually, they will win. You will feel so overwhelmed by depression that you will give in to it. At this point, there is no going back. You will have crossed a line from which it is very difficult to return.

People use different methods to deal with their emotions. Some prefer to talk about their problems with friends or family members, while others may want to stay alone to think about their issues. Whatever method you choose, just make sure you don't suppress your emotions forever.

Is it OK to ignore someone who hurts you?

It's reasonable to feel awful if someone has done something very heinous. Ignoring or denying your feelings will not make them go away, and may even make them worse. Instead, give what you're experiencing a name and allow yourself to feel your feelings without judgment. Then take action based on these emotions, not because "you should."

Ignoring others' actions may seem like a convenient way out, but it won't make the person any less angry or resentful. In fact, it may cause them to feel rejected yet again. It's better to address inappropriate behavior head-on, explain why you felt hurt by it, and work through your issues together.

The only time ignoring someone who has hurt you is OK is when they show signs of repentance. If they have apologized and asked for forgiveness, then you should forgive them. However, if they continue to act inappropriately, then you have every right to protect yourself from further harm.

What happens when you bury your feelings?

Being genuine to your feelings will make you feel better about yourself since you will be able to be real. We behave differently when we choose to bury our sentiments. When we spend time with other people, we may not make ourselves accessible to them, may retreat, or just do not completely participate. This is a form of behavior called "acting out." Acting out is a way for us to hide from how we are feeling inside.

The more we act out, the more we fill up our mental container with all these old feelings that we're not dealing with. The more we fill it up, the less room there is in there for new feelings that come along. So eventually we run out of space in our mind and start thinking crazy thoughts like "I must be a terrible person," or "Nobody likes me," or "Why bother trying anymore?"

This is where most people quit acting out and begin to think about how they feel. But if they don't take the time to actually feel what is going on inside themselves, they will just keep filling up their mental container with more and more old feelings until it is full. Then something has to give...

At some point, they cannot hold in their emotions any longer and they explode out in some form of action, whether it is yelling at someone else, breaking something, overdrawing their bank account, or taking their own life.

How do you accept feelings for someone?

Accepting Your Feelings: A Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Recognize your feelings; do not try to ignore them.
  2. Talk with your family.
  3. Talk with others.
  4. Take emotional health breaks.
  5. Make the most of your time.
  6. Evaluate your situation.
  7. Recognize the need for professional help.

About Article Author

Joyce Douglas

Joyce Douglas is a therapist and healer. She has been passionate about helping people for as long as she can remember. Joyce loves working with clients one-on-one to help them achieve their goals, whether that be emotional health, coping with life challenges, or personal growth. She also enjoys group therapy sessions where people can openly share their struggles and concerns with others who have been in similar situations. Her favorite part of her job is helping others see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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