Emotionally distressed

Other people’s emotional distress may infect our emotions within moments of us being in their company. After some exposure to emotionally distressed people, everyone around them may begin to feel sick.

Some emotionally distressed people often prefer to remain distressed, rather than having to deal with their emotions, because emotions aren’t the easiest thing to deal with.  But despite all attempts from us to help them, they would rather not change. Instead they continue to make excuses or blame others for their lives, make everything about others and nothing about themselves.

Everything becomes personal. They will avoid taking responsibility for themselves, even if their state of mind makes them ill, although in their defence, they won’t always know the real problem is emotional distress.

That said, emotionally distressed people can grow into healthier people, just by accepting they need help and staying open-minded enough to allow other people to help them. It is important we take responsibility for our own behaviour and emotional health.

17 Aug, 2017

4 thoughts on “Emotionally distressed

  1. There’s nothing abnormal about pain, but I’m just as concerned as anyone else how someone’s behavior may affect me. I just listen to warnings and try to find ways to avoid unnecessary negativity.

    But when that sensation comes over me to help someone, I will certainly do it.

    1. Thanks Tim. Having lived my life around emotionally distressed people I know what it’s like to continually adjust to the warning signs; they become second nature after a while.

      It obviously depends on the circumstances and whether we can move away from negativity. Some of us are sadly, not always that lucky.

      I would always advocate helping others, but through experience we learn how others respond or relate to us and whether we are able to help them. When it comes to family, it’s made all the harder.

  2. Boy, if that doesn’t explain it all! This is what I have been doing subconsciously for the longest time, without even really realizing it. ‘You live what you know’ is the expression I finally figured out and it makes perfect sense when you look at why so many people stay in crappy relationships and the like.

    We’re so used to the chaos that we become, like the adrenaline junkies who need their fix all the time or else they don’t know what to do with themselves.

    There are also those who make the conscious decision to live in the chaos, even at the expense of their health and well-being, because they actually like it.

    They are the ones who you can’t help, because they don’t want to be helped and don’t think they really have any problems. What I have to do now is break away from the chaos and insanity by any means necessary and never look back.

    1. Thanks Randy. I think your last paragraph sums up your response and you’re right, there are people who sometimes don’t want to be helped, primarily because they don’t see themselves as the problem.

      If they were to think about things, they would know that on some level they do have issues that need sorting out. I don’t believe anyone is free or issues, or negative experiences.

      Negative experiences sadly will always bring about a negative life, until we change that of course.

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