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7 Types Of Psychological Pain That Most People Tend To Dismiss


Undoubtedly, most people pay attention only to the physical pain they feel and dismiss the psychological one. Yet, you should know that psychological pain is no less important than the bodily pain and if not treated properly and on time, it can cause a serious damage to your overall health.

Many people downplay the importance of psychological pain because they feel unable or afraid to cope with it. But, waiting in silence for the pain to magically disappear won’t solve the problem.

Maybe you can think of many forms of psychological pain, but in what follows, I will present the 7 most common types:

Psychological pain that happens as a result of chronic physical pain that is difficult to detect.

Problems connected to infertility, early miscarriage, pre/post-natal depression, and gender differences.

Experiencing heartbreak for not getting married to the person you were in a long-term relationship.

Going through a divorce.

Trauma that isn’t directly connected to you, such as when you hear that a couple you know got divorced, or  your friend got fired from his job.

Trauma that makes you feel anxious and upset although nothing really bad happens, like when a part of your body swells and you think it might be something serious, but it turns out to be just a reaction to a mosquito bite.

When your pet dies.

Useful and effective strategies for handling psychological pain:

1.  Don’t underestimate the importance of your feelings and reactions.

Whenever you think that there’s something wrong with how you feel about certain things, make sure you take those feelings seriously. Don’t compare your mental state and feelings to those of other people. We’re all different and therefore don’t have the same emotions and reactions.

You have to learn how to handle your negative emotions too. One thing for sure, you must never dismiss them. One good way of coping with them is by trying to avoid or get rid of the things that upset you. For example, if you have a fear of heights or insects, try staying away from them as much as possible. Or if you’re suffering from an eating disorder, like anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, don’t ignore it and let the problem deteriorate, but seek medical help.

2. Have counseling sessions with your therapist.

If you’ve already suffered from anxiety and gone to see a therapist, then you must know how relieving that experience is. You should also know that you may be going through some type of psychological pain or feeling stressed out for a long period of time and still not be able to find any visible reasons for that. Talking about this and asking for advice from your therapist will ease and better the circumstances for sure.

3. Rely on the help and support of your loved ones.

I’m sure you often seek help from your family members, friends, or partner when you have problems. It shouldn’t be different when you’re going through psychological pain. Yet, you should know that many people you expect to support you won’t be able to show understanding and compassion for your pain. They may tell you that you’re just overreacting or you’re too focused on your own problems and don’t care about anyone else.

Instead of worrying about and being disappointed with their behavior, try to look for help in the right places. Find a person whom you can always trust and feel comfortable with. Share your psychological pain with someone who will understand what you’re going through and won’t make you feel ashamed and unimportant, but  will offer you sincere help and support.

7 Types Of Psychological Pain That Most People Tend To Dismiss